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VOLUME 102 - VOLUME 103 


vol. 103, number 6 


Commissioner John Riordan, 
o has been at odds with Hsu 

Tone vote against 
itract renewal for both men. 
lore controversy flared up in 
le, when the attorney for the 
mmunity College District 
it Hsu a two-page legal 
inion threatening insub- 
lination charges against the 
le-member screening com- 
ttee formed for the hiring of a 
w vice chancellor of certified 

Che committee - consisting of 
:ulty, classified and adminis- 
itive representatives - had 
ice forwarded the names of 
ree candidates for the $65,000 
year job, and both times the 
mes were rejected by Hsu. 
Hsu's critics contend that one 
the five candidates who did 
ll make the screening 
mmittess' list is the 
'ancellor's top choice and that 
B" is meddling with the 
ocess so that the person will 
'entually get the board's 

James Seely, attorney for the 
18t nct, sent the memo at the 
Quest of Hsu. The insub- 
d 'nation charges stem from 
,e committee's inability to 

John Riordan 

furnish the names of three new 
candidates for the chancellor's 

The screening committee 
recommended three non-SFCCD 
employees for the job. The SAN 
reported the three candidates as: 
Marilyn Morissette of Oakland, 
Richard Lowe of Marin County, 
and Victor Willits of Salinas. 

reported that City College 
administrator Natalie Berg is 
Hsu's top choice for the vice 
chancellor's position. Berg is the 
wife of former Board member 
Peter Finnigan. 


Board member Riordan, 
outraged at what he called "a 
wrecking operation," has called 
for the resignation of Hsu. 

"Chancellor Hsu must resign 
from the Community College 
voluntarily or the Board should 
see that this happens," Riordan 


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Tuesday, August 19. at the 
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Community College District's 
Board of Governors. 

The Academic Senate 
declared that the faculty will not 
cooperate in preparing reports 
needed to renew City College's 

"The full-time faculty in the 
college division voted. write 
and submit its own official 
report," said Alioto, referrring to 
documents to be submitted to 
outside reviewing agencies 
during the coming year. 

Board member Amos Brown, 
citing the need for cooperation 
between the faculty and the 
administration, replied that he 
considered the AS's decision 

Alioto said she wants the 
faculty's traditional preogatives 
in helping select administrators 
to be restored this fall. 

She told the Board she had 
recently received a letter from 
Hsu'in which he promised to "do 
my utmost to turn the situation 
around. "The problem here is 
whether the faculty can believe 
that such a turn-around will 
occur," Alioto said. 

Evening and Saturday student* mail now buy a permit to park in the North Reservoir 

JNew parking policy 
halts free parking 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Those days of free parking for 
evening and weekend students 
attending City College is how a 
thing of the past, according to 
Campus Police Chief Gerald De 

As of August 18, all students 
are required to buy parking 
permits if they want access to 
the North Reservoir. Day 
session students have done so 
for years. 

According to De Girolamo. the 
city of San Francisco plans to 
charge City College $10,000 rent 
and the revenues from the 
parking fees will help to pay the 
rent, as well as maintenance. 

The decison to charge all 
students for parking came out of 
a board of Governor's meeting 
last semester. "The board 
decided to charge all students 
out of fairness," said De 
Girolamo, adding "why should 

some students have to pay and 
not others." 


The decision to charge City 
College rent on the North 
Reservoir had been considered 
by the Board of Supervisors 
since last spring, and the 
decision to charge for campus 
parking for all students was in 
anticipation of the Board's final 

Campus police officers began 
ticketing vehicles parked 
illegally in and around the 
college the first day of 
instruction. The parking 
regulations apply for the rest of 
the semester. 

Students who need parking 
permits may purchase them 
from the Associated Students 
office. For more information 
contact the Campus Police, 
Room 119, Cloud Hall. 

Butf DeGeralamo said his 
suggestions went unheaded. 
"The_7 ordered the restraints, but 
a moivth later they were still not 

Th« loses will hinder the 
progress of the engineering 
department. "We were hoping to 
grow to ten work stations by the 
end of this year, but now were 
going backwards," said 

He said the department will 
not replace the work stations 
stolen in July until alarms are 

DeGeralamo said the alarms 
woulf be a last suggestion 
becailse they are very expensive. 

The Police Cheif said 1986 has 
been a very high year for crimes 
on campus. "The computers are 
getti.ig so popular that we don't 
know where all of them are," he 
said. We would like to set up a 
security system for each area. 
Newfcomputers should not be 
installed with out the right 
security system." 

DeGeralamo thinks a lot of the 
thefts are being pulled by people 
associated with the workings of 
City College. "It's a good chance 
that these were inside jobs 
because they broke in very quick 
and knew where the computers 

Computers have hot been the 
onlyexpensive item lifted. Early 
last § semester the chemistry 
department was burglarized. 
Department Chair Alfred Lee 
A two digital readout 
balances were stolen. Each were 
valued at $2,000. 


L«te S aid "It could have been 
an inside job, but I don't know. 
They did not touch anything 

ising plans 

By Tony Hayes 

Two studies released in June 
saw the additional traffic 
produced by the Balboa 
Resarvoir housing project due to 
be under construction by the end 
of tae year, will not change the 
flow of fraffic in the area 
surrounding City College. 

But a member of the College's 
police force says that statement 
is a joke. "It's bad now and with 
the additional traffic it's going 
to be like going from the frying 
pan into the fire," says City 
College Police Sgt. Ken Bacceti. 

Toe two studies, the Balboa 
Reservoir and Ocean Avenue 
Neighborhood transportation 
studies, were produced by San 
!• i iin cisco Planning I >e 


The studies estimate the 
housing project would add an 
additional 93 cars to the 
morning rush hour traffic - 
traditionally the most congested 
period. Of those 93 cars 
according to the studies, 83 
would be occupied by people who 
drive alone. 

Access to the new homes will 
be from Lee Avenue, which lies 
south of Ocean Avenue. A 
connection to and from Phelan 
Avenue is also planned. 

According to the Planning 
Department these additions will 
decrease the number of left 
turning vechiles at the Ocean 
and Lee intersections. 

Bill Witte, the mayors' 
coordinator for the housing 
project, says he expects 
construction to begin on the 203 
attached townhouses by the end 
of this year. 

"We are presently having blue 
prints drafted and are getting 
the site approved for rezoning 
from public to residental use." 
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Vol. 102, No. 1 

City College of San Francisco 

Aug. 28-Sept. 10, 1986 


Burglars prey on City College; 
technical departments hardest hit 

The Haight scene and ita share of traffic problems. 

Communities: History of the Haight 

By Brian Dinsmore 

(Guardsman Note: San Fran- 
cisco enjoys a world wide 
reputation as one of the most 
exciting and pleasant Cities to 
live. Many native San 
Franciscans, and those who are 
transplants, are not all that 
familar with neighborhoods 
outside their own. GUARDS- 
MAN News Editor Brian 
Dinsmore begins a special series 

on San Francisco's neighbor- 
hoods: their character, flavor, 
and history.) 

Of all San Francisco's 
neighborhoods, the Haight- 
Ashbury has gone through 
many different changes in 
culture, while remaining the 
same in outside appearences. 

The Haight has long been a 
haven for musicians, writers 

and poets, but before the 1950's 
the Haight was a very quiet 
residential area. From Buena 
Vista Park on the east to Golden 
Gate Park on the west, the 
Haight is virtually surrounded 
by the best in natural solitude. 
In the neighborhood itself 
however, solitude may seem 

continued on bock page 

Faculty and chancellor 
squabble continues 

By Brain Dinsmore 

Summer fog may have kept 
San Francisco cool the past 
three months, but the dispute 
between City College faculty 
and the Community College 
District has been sizzling. 

Last May, the Board of 
Governors voted to extend the 
contracts of President Carlos 
Ramirez and Chancellor Hilary 
Hsu, despite a City College 
faculty censure vote earlier in 
March. The board voted 6-1 to 
grant a two-year extension to 
Ramirez'z $68,576 a year post, 
and his contract will expire in 
1989. The board also voted to 
extend Hsu's contract until 1990. 
Hsu receives $76,134 a year. 

Both men were the targets of a 
censure vote by the Academic 
Senate in which 86 percent of the 
instructors polled condemmed 
the administrators involvement 
in the hiring of a vice president 
of instruction. Some 81 percent 
of the instructors polled also 
expressed dissatisfaction over 
the president's administration 
and did not want the board to 
renew his contract beyond the 
April 1987 expiration. 

Ramirez has been criticized 
for making unsound decisions 
and relying too much on Hsu. 


Commissioner John Riordan, 
who has been at odds with Hsu 
had Ramirez for some time, was 
the lone vote against the 
contract renewal for both men. 
More controversy flared up in 
June, when the attorney for the 
Community College District 
sent Hsu a two-page legal 
opinion threatening insub- 
ordination charges against the 
nine-member screening com- 
mittee formed for the hiring of a 
new vice chancellor of certified 

The committee - consisting of 
faculty, classified and adminis- 
trative representatives - had 
twice forwarded the names of 
three candidates for the $65,000 
a year job, and both times the 
names were rejected by Hsu. 

Hsu's critics contend that one 
of the five candidates who did 
not make the screening 
committess' list is the 
chancellor's top choice and that 
Hsu is meddling with the 
process so that the person will 
eventually get the board's 

James Seely, attorney for the 
District, sent the memo at the 
request of Hsu. The insub- 
ordination charges stem from 
the committee's inability to 

Hilary Hsu 

By Tony Hayes 

Burglars and thiefs have 
been picking on City College as a 
vulture would a dead cow. Since 
January at least $34,000 worth 
of equipment has been stolen 
from the campus. 

The engineering department 
has been hardest hit. In two 
different break-ins, over a two 
month span, an estimated 
$30,000 worth of computers were 
stolen from the engineering 
offices in Cloud Hall. 

The first break-in, in May, 
Engineering Department chair 
Kurt Common said two work 
stations valued at $7,000 each 
were stolen. Each station 
consists of a IBM XT computer, 
a digitising tablet and a 

"In our second tragedy," 

John Riordan 

furnish the names of three new 
candidates for the chancellor's 

The screening committee 
recommended three non-SFCCD 
employees for the job. The SAN 
reported the three candidates as: 
Marilyn Morissette of Oakland, 
Richard Lowe of Marin County, 
and Victor Willits of Salinas. 

reported that City College 
administrator Natalie Berg is 
Hsu's top choice for the vice 
chancellor's position. Berg is the 
wife of former Board member 
Peter Finnigan. 


Board member Riordan, 
outraged at what he called "a 
wrecking operation," has called 
for the resignation of Hsu. 

"Chancellor Hsu must resign 
from the Community College 
voluntarily or the Board should 
see that this happens," Riordan 

Common said, "Three more 
stations were stolen in July." 

Common said in the first 
robbery the door of the office was 
forced in, and in the second 
power tools were used to enter. 


City College Police Chief 
Gerald DeGeralamo said he has 
stepped up patrols in the area, 
but has no suspects. "Unless you 
have someone guarding each 
office, it's tough to stop any 
thefts. They can come in very 
quick and break the locks and 
take anything." 

DeGeralamo said he recom- 
mended that the computers be 
fastened down to the tables they 
were on. "If you bolt them down, 
odds are that it's going to stay 

City College faculty 
Baruch Klein dies A 

see that this happens," Riordan 
said. "His continued political 
involvement in trying to get 
political appointments at the 
college is going to wreck our 
District. There is just so much 
morale left." 

At press time, Hsu was 
unavailable for comment. 

Riordan's feud with Hsu 
flamed again at a closed door 
board meeting June 2, 1986. 
Riordan refused to leave the 
office of Chancellor Hsu after 
the meeting was ajourned, and 
left only after the district police 
were called. 

Riordan was incensed over 
seven appointments Hsu had 
proposed to the board. He said he 
became angry at the meeting 
because he felt Hsu had sprung 
the proposed administrative 
appointments on the board with 
"no notice." Riordan thought 
the main agenda item would be 
the vacant vice chancellor 
position, which needed urgent 

Although, Academic Senate 
president Darlene Alioto 
disagrees with Riordan's call for 
the resignation of Hsu, she 
wishes Hsu would go back to the 
"old way" administrating the 


The latest heat-wave came 
Tuesday, August 19, at the 
monthly meeting of the 
Community College District's 
Board of Governors. 

The Academic Senate 
declared that the faculty will not 
cooperate in preparing reports 
needed to renew City College's 

"The full-time faculty in the 
college division write 
and submit its own official 
report," said Alioto, referrring to 
documents to be submitted to 
outside reviewing agencies 
during the coming year. 

Board member Amos Brown, 
citing the need for cooperation 
between the faculty and the 
administration, replied that he 
considered the AS's decision 

Alioto said she wants the 
faculty's traditional preogatives 
in helping select administrators 
to be restored this fall. 

She told the Board she had 
recently received a letter from 
Hsu'in which he promised to "do 
my utmost to turn the situation 
around. "The problem here is 
whether the faculty can believe 
that such a turn-around will 
occur," Alioto said. 

By Jose Quiming 

City College music instructor 
Baruch Klein, who joined the 
City College faculty staff in 1974 
teaching, piano, music 
appreciation, and fundamentals 
classes, died August 15 
following heart surgery. 


Klein, a native New Yorker, 
was educated in France and 
England specializing in music 
and languages. 

He studied and aquired his 
Bachelors Degree in music from 
the Leopold Bellan Con- 
sevatoire, Paris France in 1923. 
He performed under the 
direction of Leopold Strowkoski, 
at the Hollywood Bowl, with 
Nicolia Sokolorr, Arnold 

Schoemberg, Richard Hageman 
and Castone Usiligli. He has 
played with the San antonio 
Symphony under Victor 
Allesadro, and he was the 
French Coach for the San 
Antonio Opera Company at that 
time, and the Los Angeles 
Chamber Orchestra under the 
direction of Otto Klemperer. 

Klein also was a cellist for the 
Oakland Symphony for 20 



"The staff and I are going to 
deeply miss Baruck Klein; his 
talents, cheerful stories and 
jokes he shared will be 
remebered," said department 
chair Madeline Mueller. "He 
was a wonderfully caring 
teacher and friend." 

But DeGeralamo said his 
suggestions went unheaded. 
"They ordered the restraints, but 
a month later they were still not 

The loses will hinder the 
progress of the engineering 
department. "We were hoping to 
grow to ten work stations by the 
end of this year, but now were 
going backwards," said 

He said the department will 
not replace the work stations 
stolen in July until alarms are 

DeGeralamo said the alarms 
would be a last suggestion 
because they are very expensive. 

The Police Cheif said 1986 has 
been a very high year for crimes 
on campus. "The computers are 
getting so popular that we don't 
know where all of them are," he 
said. We would like to set up a 
security system for each area. 
New computers should not be 
installed with out the right 
security system." 

DeGeralamo thinks a lot of the 
thefts are being pulled by people 
associated with the workings of 
City College. "It's a good chance 
that these were inside jobs 
because they broke in very quick 
and knew where the computers 

Computers have hot been the 
only expensive item lifted. Early 
last semester the chemistry 
department was burglarized. 
Department Chair Alfred Lee 
said two digital readout 
balances were stolen. Each were 
valued at $2,000. 

Lee said "It could have been 
an inside job, but I don't know. 
They did not touch anything 

Studies show housing plans 
to increase traffic congestion 

Evening and Saturday atudenla must raw buy e permit to park in the North Reaervoir 

New parking policy 
halts free parking 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Those days of free parking for 
evening and weekend students 
attending City College is how a 
thing of the past, according to 
Campus Police Chief Gerald De 

As of August 18, all students 
are required to buy parking 
permits if they want access to 
the North Reservoir. Day 
session students have done so 
for years. 

According to De Girolamo, the 
city of San Francisco plans to 
charge City College $10,000 rent 
and the revenues from the 
parking fees will help to pay the 
rent, as well as maintenance. 

The decison to charge all 
students for parking came out of 
a board of Governor's meeting 
last semester. "The board 
decided to charge all students 
out of fairness," said De 
Girolamo, adding "why should 

some students have to pay and 
not others." 


The decision to charge City 
College rent on the North 
Reservoir had been considered 
by the Board of Supervisors 
since last spring, and the 
decision to charge for campus 
parking for all students was in 
anticipation of the Board's final 

Campus police officers began 
ticketing vehicles parked 
illegally in and around the 
college the first day of 
instruction. The parking 
regulations apply for the rest of 
the semester. 

Students who need parking 
permits may purchase them 
from the Associated Students 
office. For more information 
Luiitact the Campus Police, 
Room 119, Cloud Hall. 

By Tony Hayes 

Two studies released in June 
say the additional traffic 
produced by the Balboa 
Reservoir housing project due to 
be under construction by the end 
of the year, will not change the 
flow of traffic in the area 
surrounding City College. 

But a member of the College's 
police force says that statement 
is a joke. "It's bad now and with 
the additional traffic it's going 
to be like going from the frying 
pan into the fire," says City 
College Police Sgt. Ken Bacceti. 

The two studies, the Balboa 
Reservoir and Ocean Avenue 
Neighborhood transportation 
studies, were produced by San 
Francisco Planning De- 


The studies estimate the 
housing project would add an 
additional 93 cars to the 
morning rush hour traffic - 
traditionally the most congested 
period. Of those 93 cars 
according to the studies, 83 
would be occupied by people who 
drive alone. 

Access to the new homes will 
be from Lee Avenue, which lies 
south of Ocean Avenue. A 
connection to and from Phelan 
Avenue is also planned. 

According to the Planning 
Department these additions will 
decrease the number of left 
turning vechiles at the Ocean 
and Lee intersections. 

Bill Witte. the mayors' 
coordinator for the housing 
project, says he expects 
construction to begin on the 203 
attached townhouses by the end 
of this year. 

"We are presently having blue 
prints drafted and are getting 
the site approved for rezoning 
from public to residental use." 

continued on back page 

2/The Guardsman 

Aug. 28-Sept. 10, 1988 


Welcome to CCSF 

On behalf of the City College of San Francisco, we would like to 
welcome new students to the community college campus. As you will 
discover, our school is a good place to start post-secondary education 
and to acquire valuable, job-oriented, vocational skills. 

For returning students, well it is once again a renewal of that 
neverending challenge of hanging tough until those final Scantron 
offertories to our instructors. 

City College is unique in that unlike many other post-secondary 
institutions, its student body truly reflects the diversity in race, 
age, and cultural orientation of the Bay Area. Our school's wide 
range of programs and services about, among other things, transfer 
counseling, women's re-entry, and language skills development, 
albeit far from being perfect, are designed to accomodate precisely 
this diversity. But as many of us realize, even with the availability 
of these services, how much we get out of any school varies directly 
with the effort we put while attending it. We therefore encourage 
students, new and returning, to use these services, and complement 
them with hard work and creativity throughout the semester. 

Fall semesters can be tough, we admit. What with the recent 
summer, the baseball stretch drive, the football season, and 
evening-soap network premieres, we students are forced to order our 
priorities in the fall. 

Have we pinned down those elusive mathematical concepts of 
limits and derivatives? What is "dialectical materialism?" And to 
whom did Shakespeare address his "procreation" sonnets? These 
questions and many others do not matter just yet 

That we are here today attests to our eagerness to learn. Let us 
maintain this drive now and start the semester on a positive note as 
we wish each other good luck. 

Civil Rights Violation 

It is with ambivalence that we receive the Office of Civil Right's 
audit indicating violations at City College of San Francisco. We 
deplore the fact that violations are occurring in our college, but we 
are heartened by Dean Shirley Kelly's and the college's positive 
reponse towards this audit. 

In a report to be issued soon, the Office of Civil Rights is to put in 
writing its findings from which a re-evaluation, within a year's 
time, is to be based to check for school compliance. Although not 
explicitly indicated as their official function, the auditors can 
recommend the cutting-off of funds for school affirmative action 
programs if after the review, no improvements are seen. 

Among the violations are: 

a) the college's failure to print its statement of non-discrimination 
in languages other than English; 

b) its failure to publish brochures bilingually on offered programs at 
City College; 

c) the lack of "gender-equity"-type coordinators who will 
encourage students to consider a whole range of programs as well as 
to explore non-traditional courses for male and female students; 

d) the inaccessibility of the financial aid office to the wheelchair 
bound and other disabled students; 

e) and the presence of several minimum languages requirements 
in City College's occupational program. 

Without doubt, many other colleges will be found guilty of the first 
three violations, they have always been assume to be neutral 
conditions. While THE GUARDSMAN certainly is not trying to get 
City College off the hook we deem the Office of Civil Right's findings 
as natural consequences of the state's increasing sensitivity 
towards civil rights maters. 

But the consequences of the findings can be diverse. To many, the 
report is a mere confirmation of de facto discrimination that they 
believe exists in our campus. But to others, the pointing out of 
violations is a spur that will steady the school's wobbly steps 
towards achieving a condition with any resemblance to equality. 

Incredibly, the civil rights findings also bring to the open those 
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis creatures who believe that non- 
English speakers must adapt and cope on their own, this being 
America and an English-speaking society. Given similar 
endocranial capacity, it's nonetheless beyond their comprehension 
that many non-English speakers will gladly learn the language, 
given the chances and opportunities (as attendance in a college or 
reading multilingual literature would) to do so. 

With the school's welcome promise to comply (and hopefully, to go 
beyond that), we expect to read City College literature printed in 
several languages; we expect to see special ESL or remedial English 
classes for those pursuing vocational education (these students are 
usually of different orientation and must not be categorized with 
students pursuing academic degrees); we expect to attend more 
balanced make-ups of traditionally "Asian" and "male" 
engineering or "female" nursing programs; we expect to see more 
qualified non-white instrucotrs in our classrooms; and we expect to 
see a wheelchair access, if not a new location, for the Financial Aid 

Established 1935 


News . Brian Dinsmore 

Editorial Gerald Soto 

Features Tim Williams, Jose Quiming 

Entertainment May Taqi-Eddin 

Sports Jim De Gregorio 

Photo Maria Swarts 

Cartoonist Tirso Gonzalez 

Advisor Juan Gonzales 


Mark Bartholoma, Carol Bringazi, George Browning, Annie 
Chung, Mark Chung, Kevyn Clark, Cheryl Cross, Liz Ebinger, 
Rick Friera, Anthony J. Hayes, A. E. Mihailovsky, Harry 
Teague, Leslie D. Wilson and Joe Valenzuela. 


Scott Hendin. Lisa Ng, Anne Nordstrom, Liu Seng, Mary 
Wan, John Wong and Mimi Wong. 

THE GUARDSMAN is published bi-monthly by the Jour- 
nalism Department of City College. Editorials and columns do 
not necessarily represent the opinions of the Journalism 
Department or the Community College District. Editorial of- 
fice is located at Bungalow 209, City College, 60 Phelan 
Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. Telephone 239-3446. 

Open Torujn 

History Repeats Itself 

By Diana Madoshi 

Last semester, my 12-year old 
daughter brought home a "D" in 
history. It led to a confrontation 
about improving her study 
habits and then a discussion of 
the importance of history. She 
thought it was boring and filled 
with too many dates and events 
to remember that were not 
relevant to her or to today's 

Later that night ap I watched 
the six o'clock news and read the 
evening newspaper, my mind 
kept returning to our con- 
versation.! thought of the old 
adage that history repeats itself. 

Like many students, I have 
been indoctrinated with courses 
such as U.S. History. World 
History, California History, and 
Current Events and Govern- 
ment. For me, they have all been 
interesting. However, now in my 
dotage I wonder what I really 
learned from them. 


The old saying that history 
repeats itself is quite true. The 
plight of drug abusers in our 
country, the seemingly cyclical 
history of drug use and even the 
recurring involvement with 
other countries civil wars 
illustrate that truism. 

In 1914, a year of national 
concern about opium and heroin 
abuse, Congress passed the 

Harrison Narcotic Act. In 1986, 
some 52 years later, drug abuse 
again dominates national 
concern, almost overshadowing 
the concerns over the ever- 
growing national debt and the 
increasing threats of nuclear 

The aftermath and the scars of 
the Viet Nam War - the 
undeclared war fought in the 
sixties - still linger in the minds 
of some Americans as the 
United States' growing military 
support of the contras and 
intervention in Central 
American civil upheavals 
continue. These military 
pursuits are dressed with the 
same American-assumed 
responsibility, superiority, good 
intentions, and opportunities 
which involved Americans in 
the Korean War. 


But wars are not the only 
cyclical events of history. The 
hysteria to quarantine victims 
of AIDS parallels the fear that 
caused Japanese-American 
citizens to be placed in detention 
camps. Youth-gang violence 
that has permeated cities like 
Chicago, New York, and Los 
Angeles for years, is again 
becoming commonplace in 
souther cities. 

And of course, our forefathers, 
being victims of religious 

persecution in England, wisely 
separated the church from the 
state in the Constitution. Now in 
1986 there is a growing 
movement among some groups 
to foster one religious belief for 
all Americans. This type of 
movement dates back to the era 
of the Crusades. And partly 
because of religion, the Middle 
East is still in turmoil! 

I will continue to encourage 
my daughter to study her 
history; hopefully, she will learn 
something. Perhaps, future 
generations will figure out why 
man, supposedly of highest 
intelligence among creatures, 
have not learned from that old 
adage. He who does not know 
history is condemned to repeat 


Diana Madoshi is a part-time 
student who also operates a day 
care center and works as a 
public-health nurse. 

mmmm imt 

As We See It 

Eat your heart out, 
Rooney. Here comes a college 1 
out to dethrone you as the patr 
saint of inveterate complaine 

Well, actually, I have nd 
designs of bumping shoulde 
with Diane Sawyer nor wit 
Mike Wallace; I just want to ] 
out three semesters' worth oi 
grunts and groans about 
gripes at this grand institutioii 


Just as many of us would like, 
for once, to back up to those 
spiked, metal, illegal-exit guard* 
on parking garages, so would J| 
like to have the last words onl 
what every backpackcarrying 
student who swears by those 
cable-car canteens call 
"bummers." So here goes: 

1 ) Don't you just hate lining upj 
for 15 minutes at the bookstoi 
check-approval line, the; 
finding out that your m 
important textbook is out 
won't be restocked until t 
days after your first, majo: 
reading-based exam? 

2) Don't you just hate fin 
getting that elusive textboo: 
and then finding out durini 
buyback week that a total™ 
revised edition is due out next! 

3) Don't you just hate waiting 
for 30 minutes in the 
"add/drop" line, only to be told 
by an officious student next to 
you that your change of program 
form needs one more signature?) 

4) Don't you just hate filling 
out 20 of those CCSH 
information cards handed out 
by instructors the first school 
day and then filling out 10 more 
the following day? 

5) Don't you just hate finallyj 
mustering enough interest to 
listen to the lecturer, only to be 
distracted by another late-comer 
strutting in 30 minutes after the 
class started? 

6) Don't you just hate those 
library Jack-the-rippers whj 
tear off entire chapters 
reserved books you wefj 
assigned to read for next day'i 
"graded" recitation class? 
inch monitors hanging from 
classroom ceilings. Has] 
anybody ever used them? 

8) Don't you just hate howl 
those dead clocks in the Arts and 
its extension building give you a ; 
false sense of punctuality? On 
second thought, the clocks are" 
there as allegorical props for J 
those time-forgotten classrooms- 
-iceboxes in the winter; ovens in 
the summer. 

9) Don't you just hate ho; 
students sitting next to yd 
always seem to get higher 
scores than you do? And ho' 
you always seem to miss the cut- 
off for the next higher letter- 
grade by one or two points? 
of binders set off by those 
mysterious, internal universal 
alarm clocks (inaudible to 
teachers, of course) that sould off 
a few minutes before it is really 
time to go? 





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continued on page 3 

Was the registration process better than it was last semester? 

Vic Fascio 

Computer & Information 


"This is the best registration I've 
had. I was through in ten 

Monica Wei 
20, Business Administration 

"It's pretty bad. I like the way it 
was before, where registration is 
more spread out in the Student 
Union Building." 

Laurie Chang 
Hotel & Restaurant Admin- 

"The people were very non- 
informative. They need better 
signs. Last semester's regis- 
tration was a lot better." 

Deven Wilson 
23, Psychology 

"Last semester, it was chaotic 
and crazy, with compute' 
problems and all that. It is belt*' 
supervised this semester 
probably because there weren 1 
as many people working." 










Aug. 28-Sept. 10, 1986 

The Guardsman/3 

DNA Club in one of the spots that many encounter in the South of Market. 

San Francisco home for vibrant 
off-beat music/art scene 

By Mitzi Waltz 

Part of the joy of living in a 
city like San Francisco is the 
existence of a vibrant avant- 
garde music and art scene. 
Unfortunately, most of the truly 
unusual music is kept 
underground, and if everyone 
knew about it, then it wouldn't 
be obscure enough. But, for those 
brave enough to search out the 
truly odd - the cutting edge of 
things - San Francisco*s South 
of Market "art noise" scene is 
the place to be. 


South of Market grows clubs 
like weeds these days; Nine, the 
Oasis. DV8. and the DNA 
Lounge are among the hippest 
spots. It takes something to get 
in though. If you've got the look 
(weird in an attractive way), the 
attitude (pretentious), and the 
money (don't bother to ask how 
much), you won't have any 
problem getting by the doorman. 

Once you get in, don't let 
criticisms of this somewhat- 
manufactured and always 
trendy scene put you off because 
the most well-known acts are 
often the best. 

Snakefinger (of the my- 
sterious Residents), Diamanda 
Galas, and Z'ev all play South of 
Market clubs when they play 
San Francisco. 


The real action South of Market 
doesn't get advertised in the 

pink section. It happens in the 
unauthorized, illegal after-hours 
clubs. Often no more than 
warehouse space with no stage 
and a few scavenged pieced of 
furniture, these venues are 
strictly for the truly dedicated. 
This is the place where the art 
school crowd breeds with the 
spiky-haired punks, which 
sometimes results in horrifying 
musical offspring. 

The only way to get into one of 
these hot spots is to keep an ear 
to the ground. One good method 
is to cruise the industrial distric 

is to cruise the industrial district 
after midnight with an eye out 
for partying crowds spilling out 
onto the sidewalks and beer kegs 
being surreptitiously rolled 
through the back doors of 

Other possibilities are to 
cultivate the friend of an art 
student or mingle with the 
departing patrons of the 
Mabuhay Gardens at closing 
time, and look for small, 
homemade, colored handbills 
making the rounds. 


What should you expect in 
these dens of inequity? 
Boredom, sometimes, other 
times, an unfortunate visit by 
the police. But sometimes, the 
truly sublime: a Texas band 
calling themselves the Butthole 
Surfers, appears with two 

sweaty thumping drummers, 
and a menacing singer who 
paces the stage with a police 

A fog machine coats the packed 
room with pink, glowing smoke, 
and two strobe lights create a 
feeling of a complete stop in 

The members of local noise 
heroes, Caroliner Rainbow Sher 
Cagers, dress in day-glo rags, 
and their lead singer sports a 
priest's cassock and clomps 
around the floor with red latex 
hooves and an improbable 
animal-like mane. He screeches 
about singing incomprehensibly 
while a flourescent "wheel of 
fortune" spins behind him. This 
band is definitely not for the 

Real arists don't listen to disco 
and buy $3 beer. So if you're in 
search of the real art music scene 
in San Francisco, avoid those 
pink palaces with sushi at the 
bar and head on out for a walk 
on the wild side, down the alleys 
South of Market. 


Suzanne Saunders contemplates 
change in career objectives 

By Craig Johnson 

Suzanne Saunders, well 
known anchorperson for 
Channel 7 in San Francisco, 
hinted that she might be 
changing jobs in the near future. 

Speaking to a packed crowd at 
City College, Saunders told 
students that she used to get 
"more daily fulfillment from 
being a field reporter than from 
being an anchorperson." 

Saunders, a weekday co- 
anchor since May 1984, shares 
daily anchor duties with Van 
Amburg on Channel 7 News 
Tonight at 11 pm. Prior to 
anchoring weekday newscasts, 
she was co-anchor of Channel 
7's weekday newscasts since 
September 1982. Saunders 
joined the Channel 7 News 
Team in 1977 as a reporter. 


"I didn't seek to become an 

anchor," Saunders said when 

relating how filling-in for 

anchors who were sick led to 

promotions that eventually 

landed her in the lead anchor 

Saunders told the audience 

that her "gut feeling is to head 

back out on the street, and that 

may happen soon." She did not 
comment on when or how a job 
shift would take place. 

Saunders cautioned students 
about careers in journalism "If 
you can't take the pressure, 
forget it," she said. She went on 
to tell students how one of her 
reporting assignments found 
her and her crew being 
threatened at gunpoint by a 
crazed relative of a shooting 

Saunders participated in a 
television mini series on the 
problems of senior citizens 
living in the Tenderloin 
neighborhood of San Francisco 

entitled "Easy Prey: Survival of 
the Fittest." Saunders was 
transformed by make-up experts 
into an elderly woman to 
experience first hand the 
vulnerability of her subjects in 
the dangerous streets. 


Saunders said that there are 
several "old geezers" whose 

Suzanne Saunders, co-anchor for Channel 7 News. 

writing style hasn't changed in 
years and the anchors often 
have to rewrite their texts before 
reporting. Saunders prefers to do 
her own writing anyway. "It's 
much easier to read something 
you've written on camera," she 

Saunders blamed the writer's 
strong union and the "crony- 
ism" among the "old boys" at 
her station for the less 
acceptable writing that 
surfaces from time to time on the 

Saunders; also told students 
that chauvinism existance in 
broadcast journalism, although, 
it hasn't been a problem for her. 
"I have been attuned to it in the 
past year, but I don't have 
advice on how to deal with 
chauvinism in the long run," she 

Saunders described herself as 
a "straight laced" newsreporter, 
and likes the Channel 2 News 
and the McNeil-Lehrer Report 
for News viewing compared 
with the "happy-talk" news of 
other news shows. 

"I don't watch the news for 
entertainment," she said. "The 
public wants to feel that 
everyone on the newsreporting 
team are friends, and sometimes 
the quality of the news 
programming is sacrificed to 
please the viewing public." 


Off the set Saunders said she 
keeps fit and relaxed within her 
hectic schedule by jogging, 
skiing, riding dirt bikes, reading 
and playing the piano, and 
retreating to a getaway ranch in 
the Soledad mountains. 

Calendar of Events 

AS WE cont. 


S.F. Rock 

By Kevyn Clark 

'Thump, screech, wham, 
smash, flop flop, splash.' (The 
•■on in I of a 10-year veteran of 
rock & roll quitting the biz and 
going back to school.) 

There was a time when I 
believed working rock & roll 
would not affect my school work. 
Poor attendance due to week 
long concert tours; falling asleep 
in class after working most of 
the night/morning; doing 
homework while the band 
played; I should have known it 
wouldn't work. O.k., instead of 
working the stage, I'll try and 
keep track of what's on it. 
Besides, it's a hell of a lot easier 
watching than working. 

On Clubs.-.The 28th, The Fab 
Mab on Broadway opens a new 
resturaunt, Ness's. If the quality 
of the food compares with the 
mab's music go eat. 

If you've never been to Club 9 
on Harrison and 9th, take a 
night off, see who's playing, 
wear something phsycedelic, 
and go. The place is a new wave 
work of art (Complete with The 
Art Motel on the second floor). 
Make sure you eat one of Tim's 
BLT sandwiches. Tell him I sent 

On Bands...The 28th, Women 
in The Blues with Terri 
Garthwaite at The Last Day 
Saloon on Clement & 4th... 
Commandder Cody and his Lost 
Planet Airmen are playing The 
Last Day, the next night. 

Also on the 29th, Eddie & The 
Tide play Wolfgangs. On 
Saturday the 30th, one of my old 
bosses, Mick 'Thunder' 
Gravenites takes over the Chi 
Chi club on Broadway. 

At the Saloon on Grant St., see 
Gregg Douglas and the 
showtime review along with the 
Bob Flurie Band. Catch The 
Caribbean All-Stars at the Full 
Moon Saloon on Haight St. 

The Dinosaurs, perhaps San 
Francisco's premiere 'Old Wave' 
rock band is down in Santa Cruz 
at the Catalyst. I know its not S. 
F., but the band can't be beat. 

Another favorite band is The 
Freaky Executives; catch them 
anywhere, they're worth it. 

Well, welcome back to school. I 
hope the year is a musical one. 
\M me know about your band. 
Send your info to THE 

Welcome to S. F., Rock. See 
you at the show. 


The 20th U.C. Berkeley Jazz 
Festival, through August 31st with 
Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, 
and Pete Escovedo. Call 642-7477 for 
specific details. 


As "Star Ware" junkies probably 
already know, the Roxie will be 
showing the Star Ware trilogy, 
August 30th thru September 1st. 

Call the theater for showtime, and 
may the force be with you! 


Lee Meriwhether will star in the 
critically acclaimed play, "The 
Artuful Lodgers," at the college 
theater. The preview performance 
will be on Thure., Sept. 4th, and cost 
$5. Successive performances will 
cost $8 for students and $10 for the 
public. Showings will be from 
Thursday thru Saturdays at 8 p.m. 
and matinees on Sundays at 2:30 

3-D is making a comeback. Well, at 
least at the Roxie, which will show 
Andy Warhol's 3-D versions of 
"Frankenstein" on Sept. 5th and 
6th, and "Dracula" from Sept. 7th- 
9th. Call for starting times. 


For those who dig the sounds of the 
Hilar, one of the best, Krishna Bhatt, 
will play at the Exploratorium on 
Sun., Sept. 6th at noon. Forget 
George Harrison! Call 563-7337. 


All party types should check out 
Artusts Equity Association Inc.'s 
annual picnic at noon in Live Oak 
Park in Berkeley, Sun., Sept. 7th. 
Don't forget to bring your lunch! 
Call 527-2356. 

World famous kathak dancer Sitara 
Devi will appear at the Explorat- 
orium on Sun, Sept. 7th at 5 p.m. For 
details, hustle over to the phone and 
call 563-7337. 


Peace activist Douglas Mattern will 
lecture on the arms race at a noon 
lecture in room 101 of Conlan Hall, 
Sept. 8th. It's gonna be a happening, 
so try to make it. 


Family and marriage counselor Ken 

Miller will hold a lecture entitled, 
"Your Child's Esteem." The class 
will be on Tues., Sent. 16th at 

Miraloma Cooperative Nursery. For 

more, dial 585-6787. 


Jazz great Bobby Hutchereon will 
appear at the College Theater on 
specifics, call 239-3339 or 


The Morrison Planetarium has 
opened a new sky show which 
examines how closely outer space 
movies reflect what is currently 
known about the universe. All space 
cadets should call 750-7127 in the 
near future. 


In the fall of 1987, City College will 
offer a semester of study in 
England. Start planning now, and 
drop by Batmale 37 1 for further info. 


Applications for the $250 Northern 
California Construction Institute 
Scholarship awarded to engin- 
eering and architecture students are 
available in the Scholarship Office 
(BAT. 366). Deadline is Oct. 10th. 


The Riordan Memorial Scholarship 
awards S200 to top students of Irish 
descent. Applications are in the 
Scholarship Office and must be 
returned by October 10th. 

11) And don't you just hate 
how smart teachers cope with 
No. 10 above by announcing 
upcoming quizzes during these 
mass commotions? 

12) And don't you sports fans 
hate hearing your friends talk 
about that exciting last play of a 
football game which, of course, 
you missed because you had to 
study for a make-up exam. 

13) Finally, don't you just hate 
almoBt being run over by a car 
blaring Led Zeppellin's 
"Stairway to Heaven" during 
one of those hourly "Great 
Migrations" of students in the 
Cloud Circle area? 

Unfortunately, college just 
wouldn't be college without 
these "bummers." But, cheer up, 
we'll always have David 
Letterman, labor-day weekends, 
and bonus exam questions. And 
besides, Christmas break is just 
a few months away. 


It fills the veins 
defiles souls 
causing endless pain 
Illusion veils its highs 
and walls the soul 
from all that's real 
blanketing one's self-control 

August, 1986 
Diana C. Madoshi 




THE GUARDSMANS' 2nd Annual Drawing/Giveaway! 
Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to several City Col- 
lege attractions. Our first offering includes tickets to the per- 
formance/reception of "The Artful Lodgers" featuring screen 
star Lee Meriwether, which premieres September 5-21 in the 
Little Theater, tickets to CCSF's jazzfest featuring Bobby 
Hutcherson on Friday, September 26th, and two season's 
tickets to CCSF's Performing Arts series. So, don't miss out 
on this excellent opportunity! 


Address _ 

Student I.D. 

Clip and fill out this coupon and drop off at THE GUARD- 
SMAN office in Bungalow 209. The drawing will be held Fri- 
day, September 5. So, don't delay! 

4/The Guardsman 

Aug. 28-Sept. 10. 1986 

Aug. 28- 


Former Ms. America to star in CCSF production 

Lee Meriwether, actress and 
distinguised City College 
graduate, is bringing a madcap 
farce to San Francisco as a 
benefit for City College's drama 

"The Artful Lodgers," written 
and staring playwright 
Marshall Borden, has been 
critically hailed in it's Los 
Angeles premiere run. 

Set in a grand Irish manor 
house, with it's cast of bizzare 
characters all trying to out do 
each other in stealing priceless 
art treasures from the house, 
"The Artful Lodgers" manages 
to keep the audience guessing 
about the scams, until it's 
surprise conclusion. 


Ms. Meriwether, whose list of 
motion picture, TV and stage 
credits are impressive, was last 

seen on stage in San Francisc 
as Eleanor of Aquitaine in "Th< 
Lion in Winter." Stuart Bishop^ 
who will be directing th« 
production, is known for hit 
work with the Long Beach Light 
Opera, the Arizona Light Opera 
Co.. and Milwaukee's Melody] 
Top Theatre. Playwrighl 
Marshall Borden is having hil 
screenplay for "The Artful 
Lodgers" considered by Orior 
Films for a full lenght televisioi 
movie and by New World Films 
as a pilot for a possible televisiot 

"The Artful Lodgers will 
presented at City College's Little 
Theatre for three weeks, starting 
with a preview Thursday, Sept. < 
and running thru Sunday,; 
September 21. 

Honeymoon Suite.... Top Ml Jonnie Dee, Derry Grehan, Gary Lalowde; Bottom (Ml) Ray Coburn and David Betts 

Honeymoon Suite.... Top Ml Jonnie Dee, Derry Grehan. Gary Lalowde; Bottom (WW Kay ^oaurn ana uavu, D «« 

a »j. '-ei i *x * ' • Digging the Blow Monkeys Scene 
Honeymoon Suite: Feel it Again x ^hhs" 1 * c * 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Niagra Falls is inter- 
nationally known for it's 
Honeymoon Suite(s) -- not only 
the kind found in hotels, but also 
the rock group - HONEYMOON 

Johnnie Dee (vocals) and 
Derry Grehan (guitarist, song 
writer) started the infamous 
hand. They later added Dave 
Betts (on drums), Ray Coburn 
(on keyboards) and Gary 
Lalonde (on bass). 

Lalonde chose music as his 
career after "seeing bands like, 
Elvis and Paul McCartney, on 
stage and wanting to be up there 
too. It was the feeling that they 
generated of wanting to be there; 
the excitement of being on 

Lalonde's first group was 
TORONTO. He enjoyed mild 
success with the group before 
There was a lapse in between 
the two groups, in which time 
Lalonde was "looking for 
something really good. When 


lathers up crowd, 

but can they cut it? 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

The crowd cheered with 
anticipation as the Cow Palace 
lights dimmed and the curtain 
rose to expose a red yed sphynx 
sitting high atop the stage. 

Before the crowd could recover 
from the awe of the sphynx, two 
lasers 6hot through it's eyes and 
the curtain was sucked up 
through it's nostrils exposing 
the super hot ZZ Top. 

ZZ Top played to an estimated 
70,000 fans in three sold out 
shows at the Cow Palace on 
August 8-10. 

The crowd was predominantly 
made up of white males between 
the ages of 20 to 26, most of 
whom were drinking as 
evidenced by the piles of empty 
beer cans and bottles strewn all 
over the Cow Palace parking lot. 
ZZ Top are very boring to 
watch, though the audience 
loved them. Dusty Hill and Billy 
Gibbons moved in synchronized 
foot steps, while Frank Beard 
gave it his all on drums. That 
went on for almost two hours. 


The highlight of the show was 
their magnificant laser special 
effects. The laser projected 
images on the Cow Palace's 
south wall. The lasers brought 
squeals of delight from members 
of the audience. The lasers 
depicted many images including 
a woman and her legs, which 
served as an introduction to 
their top ten hit "Legs." 

Another favorite was the 
projected image of ZZ Top's 
famed car, which the stage had 
been fashioned to resemble. 

ZZ Top played many 
selections off their double- 
platnum album •'After Burner," 
including "Rough Boy." 
"Stages." as well as some 
classics like "Sharp Dressed 
Man," and "Legs." 

Most of the crowd happily 
sang along and didn't seem to 
mind that all they had in front of 
them were three men. 

this band started, it was 
basicallv a bar band with a 
record deal in the wings. The 
only thing that influenced me 
(to join the group) was listening 
to the songs and meeting the 
people in the band. 

"I wanted to make sure this 
band was going places instead 
of just playing in bars and 
dying. I had some success with 
TORONTO and I wanted to take 
it farther." 

Lalonde doesn't like the idea 
of being stuck in a rut. "When 
new music things come along 
you should develop with them 
and take them farther instead of 
just stopping." 
There has been a large influx 
of musicians from Canada 
recently. Among them are 
Bryan Adams and Glass Tiger. 
Lalonde says Canada has 
always had good music, but it 
just took time for it to surface. 
"Clothes, hairdos are all part 
of the style," said Lalonde. 
"They're all important. 
Everything is important, the 
way you look, the way you 
present yourself, your music - 
music is the most important, 
though. It all revolves around 
everything else. Some bands like 
DURAN DURAN bring style 
with them. Sometimes you slip 
and you don't look as well as 
you'd like to." 

Lalonde likes music "that 
ranees from very heavy like 
VAN HALEN to jazz. I like it 
commercial with a lot of melody 
like HEART. I like anything 
that's done well." 

People have said that the 
music world is in a rut. But 
Lalonde says "before videos 
were happening, there was a real 

dip in music. The industry seemt> 
to bring something in that lifts it 
again, like video's. Having 
songs in movies is really 
helping bring music back in." 

been involved in scoring movies. 
"What Does It Take" is their 
recent effort for the movie "One 
Crazy Summer." According to 
Lalonde, they will be working on 
many soundtracks, including 
one for the fourth coming movie 
"Turbo Wrath." 



been touring since the end of 

Janurary. They started in 

Europe opening for SAGA. Then 

they joined HEART for seven 

weeks, 38 SPECIAL for six 

weeks, and they've just finished 

up a month's tour with ZZ top. 

Lalonde says the band enjoys 

touring, but often it gets hectic. 

During a recent concert in San 

Francisco, a knife was thrown at 

Derry Grehan (the guitarist) 

cutting him badly. Lalonde says 

this was the first time something 

like this has ever happened and 

he hopes it's the last. However, 

this will not deter them from 

touring, he says. 

be opening some dates for 
JOURNEY before returing to 
Canada to do an extensive tour. 

their start after winning 
Canada's "Home Grown" 
contest with their first Hit "New 
Girl Now." They are hoping to 
recreate that winning spirit by 
winning a contest they've 
entered in Japan. They hope to 
be playing some dates while in 

band that deserves its success 
because they have earned it 
through hard work. 

a-ha style or substance? 


By May Taqi-Eddin 

As they entered a Duran 
Duran concert almost three 
years ago, the three principals of 
a-ha, Morten Harket (vocals), 
Pal Waaktaar (Guitar) and 
Mags Furuholem (keyboards), 
told an uninterested crowd that 
someday they would be as big as 
Duran Duran. 

Well, that someday has finally 
arrived. Although a-ha has not 
yet reached Duran Duran's 
pinnacle of success, they are 
clearly on their way to super 

Aha allegedly got their big 
break back in 1983 when a 
record executive signed them up, 
not because he thought they 
were immensely talented, but 
because of their good looks. 
With three musicians backing 
them up, Norway's pride and joy 
have embarked on a world-wide 
tour that swept through the 
Concord Pavilion on Tuesday, 
August 19. 

To the delight of the hoards of 
frenzied fans, a-ha launched 
their hour and fifteen minute set 
with "Train of Thought," a cut 
off their debut album. "Hunting 
High and Low." 

Though the most visible 
people in the crowd were the 
screaming 15-year-olds, a good 
look around the Pavilion proved 
the broadness of a-ha's 
appeal. The crowd dutifully 
screached with delight every 
time Morten sang a note or every 
time Mags did one of his many 
acrobatic stunts or even at one of 
Pal's guitar solos. 

Since aha was already 
internationally known before 
ever playing live, it was 
impossible to book them into 
small concert halls. Given their 
lack of experience in front of a 
live audience, a-ha did pretty 
good for their first tour. 

They did, however, seem a bit 
naive and confused on stage, but 
that only seemed to add to their 

Aha has been accused of 
being musically slight, but they 
dispelled any notions of that on 
stage as they sang such familiar 
songs as "The Sun Always 
Shines On Tv," "Hunting High 
and Low," and some new songs 
off their forthcoming album. 

It seems that a-ha has the 
essential ingredients of being 
super stars; good pop music, a 
good live show and three good 
looking guys. 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Rock stars come and rock stars 
go. Today's rock heroes are 
tomorrow's has beens. It takes a 
lot more than talent to have a 
number one hit. The more unique 
or innovative a group is, the bet- 

Such is the case with the 
BLOW MONKEYS. Everything 
about them is intriguing; their 
style, their music and even their 

What is a blow monkey? 
According to Antony Kiley, the 
drummer, "a blow monkey is 
slang for a saxaphone player." 
The group got their start when 
Dr. Robert (guitarist, singer, and 
song writer) met up with Mick 
Anker (bassist) in London in 
1983. Neville Henry (the 
saxaphone player) and Kiley 
joined the group to complete the 
line up. 

People think that the BLOW 
MONKEYS are just another 
overnight sensation. Most 
people don't realize that the 
BLOW MONKEYS had record- 
ed and released an album prior 
to their hit album "Animal 
Magic." Their first album, 
"Limping For A Generation," 
earned them a cult following and 
critical acclaim, but it did 
nothing for them on the pop 

successful in fusing jazz with 
pop music as evidenced by their 
top ten hit "Digging Your 
Scene." Their music is jazz- 
orientated pop music, which is 
heavily influenced by New York 
Jazz music, according to Kiley. 

Kiley joined the group three 
years ago. Prior to joining the 
group, Kiley had been playing 
the drums up and down the 
Welsh Valleys. Kiley. the son of 
a frustrated drummer, Kiley has 
been a drummer since the tender 
age of five, and a professional 

since the age of 16. 

Kiley feels that style 

compliments the music. "All 

aspects of style are important. 

Style is not only the clothes you 

wear, but also what you do and 

how vou act." 

positively reeking with style. 

with their big bowler hats and 

long overcoats. 


Blow Monkees - Mick, Nev, Dr. Robert and Tony 

A controversial issue these 
days is whether records should 
or should not be rated. Kiley 
feels that "it's unfair to rate a 
record like they do films. 
Different people interpret things 
in different ways. Censorship of 
music reminds me of censorship 
of books; it's just plain 

Kiley believes that today's 
music is receiving a lot of bad 
press. "The press are running it 
down. There's a lot of rubbish 
going around that today's music 
is not as good as the old days. 
That's not true, there are a lot of 
good things happening." 

These past couple of years 
have been big ones for benefit 
concerts from Live Aid to Farm 
Aid to Amnesty International. 
Kiley thinks that benefit 
concerts are wonderful. "If you 
are in a position' to influence 
people in a positive way, then 
why not." 

He feels that it's the primary 
responsibility of the govern- 
ments to take care and help it's 
people. The BLOW MONKEYS 
were recently involved with 
"Help A London Child" which 
was a benefit to help deprived 

One organization that Kiley 
fully supports is Amnesty 
International. He thinks the 
cause is great and "it's one 
organization that helps all 
people regardless of race, color 
or creed. They're dedicated to 
helping all people not just 
certain countries." 


"It's a must to have a good 
video these days," said Kiley. "If 
there isn't a video to accompany 
a song, then it's like a part of the 
song is missing." He adds they 
have fun making videos and 
they even recreated one of their 
earlier performances for their 
"Digging Your Scene" video. 

finishing up a tour of the states 
as we go to press. "The actual 
process of touring is quite hard. 

but it's a thrill to play live." Kilej 
says. FUTURE 

There is a new album in the 
works for the BLOW MON- 
KEYS. Half of the new album is 
already recorded and it will be 
completed as soon as their tour 
comes to an end. "The new 

album will be along the lines of 
"Digging Your Scene." If people 
liked that song, then they'll like 
the new album. It's morl 
danceable." says Kiley. 

In the future, Kiley would like 
to "carry on and progress." I 
want to produce young 
musicians, English musicians." 

He adds: "English musicians! 
are less inhibited to try/ 
something new. American 
musicians are a bit more afraid 
to try something new. They slip 
into the format of the rock 
business. I believe that 
American musicians have a lot 
to offer." 

After the new album there will 
be another more extensive tour. 
Look for their new album and 
tour and maybe you'll be 
"digging their scene" too. 





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Aug. 28-Sept. 10, 1986 

The Guardsman/5 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Gridders hungry for exciting 
season and wins in 1986 

m. A 


Ken Grace 

Come to CCSF 
and see the world 

When the 1985-86 City College 
basketball team took their 
historic and memorable trip to 
China last summer, I am sure 
they had no idea what kind of 
globetrotting trend they were 
setting in taking one gaint step 
for the CCSF athletic de- 

In addition to traveling 
abroad, CCSF hosted the 
Shanghai basketball team from 
China, and will do likewise with 
the Brighton B-52 Bombers 
football team. 

The Shanghai hoopsters and 
B-52'8 are playing reciprocal 
games with the CCSF basket- 
ball and football teams 
respectively. Shanghai chal- 
lenged the City College All- 
Stars, a team made up of mostly 
85-86 players, including last 
year's MVP of the 1986 
California JC basketball 
season, 6-10 Dean Garrett. The 
two teams battled it out over the 
John Molinari trophy, which 
was established in the inaugural 
game last summer, won by 
Shanghai 74-70. 
-The B-52's and the City 
College Ram football team will 
enact the second annual 
Budweiser Trans-Atlantic Bowl 
game in early October, with the 
site of the game set for 
Candlestick Park. The super- 
visor who pushed for the first 
game last December, won by 
CCSF 76-0, was Quinten Kopp. 
The most recent global 
ventures were taken by the 
women's basketball team, and 
track and field coach Ken Grace. 
The Rams donned wings and 
took off to Japan on July 30 for a 
two-week tour of the country and 
several exhibition games of 
international basketball. 

Most responsible for the trip 
was yet another S.F. supervisor, 
blonde-haired Louise Renne. 
Also playing a large hand in the 
activities were Women's athletic 
director Tanako Hagiwara, 
head coach Tom Guisto, and the 
Japanese Counsolate to San 

In all, the team played a total 
of three games, and hosted a 
basketball clinic at the end of the 
trip. The games were against the 
Japan Air Rabbitts, the Kyoto 
All-Stars, and the Osaka 
Physical Education College for 

Women s track coach Ken 
Grace broaded his horizons 
when he was invited to 
Guatemala to host several track 
and field clinics for the many 
coaches down there. Also along 
to help out was Curtice Aaron, a 
1986 NorCal Champ in the 1500 

The experience was eye- 
opening to Aaron. "The learning 
that Curtice received cultural, 
economically, and socially is 
worth a lifetime of classes," said 

In all, Grace gave a clinic per 
week for the three weeks he was 
there, and scheduled several 
races. One race featured Alberto 
Lopez Davila, the Guatemalan 
national champ and current 
record holder in the 800 meters 
and Aaron. The race was a close 
one. with each runner eclipsing 
the old record of 1:53.0 by 
clocking 1:52.8. 

So with the many world-wide 
experiences our City College 

at *u? te8 have gained, other 
athletes should carefully 
consider the advantages of 
coming to CCSF before they 
decide to go the CalState 
wherever or the University of 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Autumn is around, and with 
the coming of the fall months, it 
is time to talk football, we are 
going to talk Ram football. 
That's right, the 1986 City 
College football team has taken 
the field with plenty of 
enthusiasum, and they are 
ready to run wild. 

With all the headaches the 
team suffered last season - the 1- 
9 record, the England scandal, 
and the harsh penalties brought 
down on the 1986 team by the 
Golden Gate Conference for 
illegal recruiting it - it would 
seem reasonable to expect a lack 
of enthusiam in this year's 
training camp and double 

Yet, there has been no sign of 
that so far, and head coach 
George Rush has maintained 
that his team will strive for 
brighter days. 

"We have a lot of experience 
coming back for us," said Rush. 
"Last year could have very 
easily been a stellar year for us." 

I your can remember, the 
Rams lost several times by a few 

points in the closing minutes of 
the game, including 40-37, 16-14, 
and 26-22 losses to San Mateo. 
Laney, and Chabot respectively. 
With 16 . returning starters, 
nine on offense, and six on 
defense, and roughly 35 
returning lettermen, the Rams 
have more than enough 
experience barring injuries. 
Offensively, City College 
returns with nine starters from 
the 1985 team, including three 
on the front line, three in the 
backfield, two wide receivers 
and the team's placekicker. 

Leading the show for the 
Rams will be sophomore Tom 
Martinez at quarterback, 
freshman Pete Russell at 
fullback, and Louie Laday and 
Art Tautalatasi at the tailback 

Martinez is the complete 
Cinderella story. Playing backup 
QB in high school Martinez did 
not see much action, and it 
appeared to be the same in his 
first year here at CCSF with the 
coaching staff understandably 
high on freshman John 
Montalbano. Montalbano was 

Tommy Martinez took over the starting quarterback spot last season, 
threw for over 1000 yards in five games. 


the type of a quarterback who 
caught the coaching staffs eye 
in practice, but failed to play up 
to par in real battle conditions. 

As it turned out, Montalbano 
went down with an injury 
midway through the 1985 
season, and the coaches crossed 
their fingers and went with 
Martinez. In his first game, 
Martinez was 22 of 28 for 262 
yards, and a touchdown while 
throwing only one interception 
in the team's 28-26 loss to 

Since then, he has been the 
apple in the coaching eye. 
Martinez has guts and savvy to 
run the straight-ahead type of 
offense that CCSF implements. 

"He's a great competitor," 
said Rush. "He has the ability to 
get the job done." 

Fighting for the backup spot 
are Ed Bailey and Vince Carter, 
both sophmores, and freshman 
Dave Morgan. 


Laday and Tautalatasi, 
meanwhile, also caught the eyes 
of several coaches last season. 
Both runners are similar in size, 
but run the ball differently. 
Laday is a shifty type of runner 
who catches passes well out of 
the backfield and Tautalatasi is 
a combination of the shifty- 
straight ahead type of runner. 

Russell is strickly a short 
yardage man. Bigger that 
several of the linemen, Russell 
recently finished a brief baseball 
career with the St. Louis 
Cardinals, who drafted him 
straight from high school at 
Sacred Heart. 

Also sharing time in the 
backfield will be Eric House, a 
freshman who redshirted all of 
last season. 

"Eric has some real good 
talent," said assistant coach 
Dan Hayes. Alexander, Laday 
and Tautalatasi will share 

Hoopsters Shanghaied to San Francisco 

By Jim De Gregorio 

What has twenty-two feet, can 
eat a ton of chow mein, and 
probably has a collective I.Q. of 
2000? ■ 

It's the Shanghai basketball 
team who were in San Francisco 
to play series of games in the 
second annual San Francisco- 
Shanghai sister city games. 

The Shanghai hoopsters 
arrived on Monday, August 18th 
and stayed at the dorms at the 
University of San Francisco 
through last Tuesday the 26th. 
During their eight-day visit, the 
honorable ambassadors played 
three games, two against the 
City College All-Stars, and one 
against the . upcoming CCSF 
varsity team, and spent muchof 
the time sightseeing the 
wonders of the San Francisco 
Bay Area. 

According to press agent 

Richard Rappaport, items of 
interest on the team's itinerary 
included a tour of City Hall, trips 
to Marine World and Great 
America, and fine dinning in 
restaurants such as Neptune's 


The whole annual rivalry 
began last year when, now 
retired CCSF head basketball 
coach Brad Duggan, embarked 
on a two-week, five game tour of 
China. The delegation was 
headed by S. F. supervisor John 
Molinari, Gordon J. Lau, and 
columnist Herb Caen. 

A trophy, named in the honor 
of Molinari, would be given to 
the winner of the City College- 
Shanghai game. Last year 
Shanghai beat the Rams 74-70, 
yet the 1986 rematch was 

Marcel Gordon (33) «ocs in with tierce determination against the visiting 
Shanghai hoopsters. 

completely different, with CCSF 
winning convincingly 117-65 at 
Kezar Pavilion. 

"It was the maturity of the 
players," said Duggan. "Last 
year our team averaged only 18- 
or-19-years-old per player. This 
year's All-Star team's average 
was 24 to 25." 

The roster for the Rams 
included many players from last 
season's Golden Gate Con- 
ference (GGC) championship 
team, such as Dean Garrett, 
Troy Berry, Edward "Topper" 
Allen, and Steve Mcintosh. 

The second game, played at 
City College against the CCSF 
varsity, was a much closer 
contest, with the young Rams 
winning 91-86. 

It was very pleasing to City's 
new coach, Dave Robberts. "We 
played very good and very hard 
for a team that hadn't practiced 
much for the game," he said. 

Sophomore Mark Robinson, a 
1985-86 all-conference forward, 
and freshman Marcel Gordon 
stole the show, with the two 
scoring 31 and 23 points 
respectively. (Robinson also had 
16 rebounds). The two players, 
along with the fine playing of 
fellow teammate Henry 
Whitmore, brought Shanghai to 
its' knees in the fourth quater. 
Most noteable was Gordon, who 
scored 11 points in the final 
eight minutes of play. 

"I think City College has a 
great team," said Molinari, the 
proud new owner of a trophy 
bearing his name. "I'm looking 
forward to the trip back to China 
next year." 

Molinari added that the 
annual games will continue as 
long as possible. "It is important 
for two reasons," he said. "One, 
the young people on both sides 
are going to be the leaders of 
tomorrow, and two, going 
overseas broadens these young 
peoples' education." 

The final game of the tour was 
-£' played at Kezar against the All- 
| Stars once again, for the Cathay 
*■ Pacific Cup. Cathay is the air 
company who flew the 
Shanghai team over from 

Defensive lineman (in stance) work on run defense scheme, bat the big ques- 
tion will be at linebacker. 

kickoff and punt return duties on 
special teams. 

As in the backfield, the Rams 
are deep at the wide receiver 
spot, and are strong along the 
line. At the wideouts, will be a 
Balboa alumni tandem of Gary 
Meriweather and Andre 
Alexander. Alexander started 
all of last year, while 
Meriweather, a starter in 1984, is 
coming back from a season 
ending injury in 1985. 

Also expected to see plenty of 
playing time, is Howard Smith, 
a sophomore out of Galileo high 


The Rams entire left side of the 
offensive line returns to handle 
the blocking, with Pat Daly at 
center, Derrick Jinks at guard, 
and massive 6-6 280 lb. Laita 
Leaitatufu at tackle. With Rick 
Hayes and Ivan Boswell tabbed 
as starters at right guard and 
tackle respectively, the entire 
front line is composed of 

Another lineman who will see 
plenty of action will be Fred 
Toailoa who doubles as a guard- 

Another ex-Cal graduate, 
freshman Doug Bracey will start 
at tight end, while freshmans 
Yough Laolagi of Oceana and 
Ken Stewart of Riordan will see 
some playing time. 

Handling all the placekicking 
and punting chores will be 
sophomore Pat Albrecht, a 
former All-Bay Area kicker as a 
senior at Sacred heart. 


While the Rams defense returns 
with six starters, a major ques- 
tion will have to be answered soon 
at the linebacker position, where 
City lost all three of last year's 
starting linebackers to gradua- 
tion. Running a slight variation of 
the 4-3 defense with a rover 
linebacker, CCSF is deep on the 
defensive line and backfield. 

Seven regulars will substitute 
in and out of the game at defense 
line. They are sophomores IoSefa 
To'o, Derrick Freeman, Brian 
Goodspeed, and Ron Brooks. The 
remaining three, Hercules Talili, 
Peni Ahwen, Juan DeGrirw are 

The defensive backfield has 
plenty of experience too, with free 
safety Eric Racklin, strong safety 
Dave Shelton, and Dwight Bailey 
and James (J.R.) Richards at the 
corner spots. All four are 
sophomores. The backups include 
Dorian Tailor, Hassan Shannon, 
James Rodgers and Rod Graham 

Now for the big question, who 
wil come through at linebacker 
for CCSF. As of now, the starting 
squad is composed of freshman 
David Tanuvasa at middle 
linebacker, sophomores Leroy 
Palmer and Lacey Foster on the 
outsides, and freshmen K.C. Mat- 
tox and John Mixon splitting 
time at the rover spot. Mixon is a 
nightly touted prep out of Jeffer- 
son high school. Eventually, the 
best men will emerge. 

The Rams start the season on 
September 13 against Solono 
Junior College. 

Soccer coach seeks to 
improve team's lowly status 

By Tony Hayes 

Coming off a 1-6-1 season, 
soccer coach Mitch Palacio 
didn't get depressed, he just got 
kicking mad. 

"I think we will do really well 
this year," Palacio said. "A lot 
better then I expected." 

To help the team out this year, 
Palacio said he is counting on 
several players to have big 
seasons. "Mohammed Rashid 
had a great season last year," he 
said. "We are also hoping for 
good season from new comers 
Dan Gomez, Juilo Scrianino, 
Kiernan O'Konavan and 
Ricardo Moreno." 



Palacio started coaching in 
1979 at Names College in 
Oakland where he" was hired to 
start their athletic program. 
While at Names he started a 
men's and women's tennis 
teams, a soccor team and 
volleyball unite. 

In 1984, he was hired at City 
College where he has taught 

several physical education 
classes, including judo, 
gymnastics, tennis, and soccor. 
The ever busy Palacio, now 
has an other item on his agenda, 
to improve City College's public 
relations. He and tennis coach 
Dan Hayes have started a 
community tennis tournament, 
which is held at various times 
throughout the year. 

"I think people come away 
with a more positive image of the 
college when they can come in 
and play in a tournament," he 

After being an assistant coach 
in 1984, Palacio was hired as 
head coach last year and the 
team had a disappointing 
season winning only one game. 
"City College used to be a power 
in soccer, but in recent years we 
have had our troubles." 

This year, Palacio hopes a new 
style of play will propel the team 
to greener pastures. "We will 
play a more European style of 
soccer, which is more physical 
than Spanish-style." 

What more would you expect 
from a man who used to kick 
people, and win awards for it. 



City College 
Fall Sports Calendar 


Saturday, Sept. 13 vs Solano College at Solano, 1:00 p.m. 


iThursday. Sept. 4 vs S.F. State (scrimmage), at Belmont, 3:30 p.m.. 

Women's Volleyball 
f Friday, Sept. 12 vs Hartnell College, at CCSF. 7:00 p.m. { 

m All games and matches are preseason. i 

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Aug. 28-Sept. 10. 1»«*| 

Residents lose campaign 
to stop housing construction 

By Tony Hayes 

Proposition E, which would 
have put a three-year mora- 
torium on all construction on the 
South Balboa Reservoir, lost in 
June's city -wide election by 
15,000 votes. 

This decision means that 
plans to build 203 attached row 
homes on the surplus city land 
will be underway. Construction 
is set to begin late this year. 

The South Reservoir land has 
sat dry and vacant since 1954 

when the reservoirs were built 
for surplus water, but they were 
never used. For the past 20 years 
the North Reservoir has been 
used for student parking and 
will continue to be used for that 

In 1984 after the land had been 
determined surplus, Mayor 
Dianne Feinstein proposed the 
land be a site for affordable 
housing. The Board of 
Supervisors went along with the 
Mayor's plan by a 9-2 vote. 

Proposition E came about 
when the Sunnyside Neigh- 
borhood Association said they 
didn't believe the housing was 
good for the neighborhood or 
City College. 

According to the mayors 
office, about 30 percent of the 
homes will be sold to people 
making $28,000 a year, while 
others will be offered to people 
making $42,000. The remainder 
of the homes will be sold at open 
market prices. 

STUDIES cont. 

According to Witte, 60 percent 
of the homes will be sold at a 
below market rate to low and 
moderate income families. The 
remaining 40 percent will be sold 
at market rate. 


The planning department 
studies cite what City College 
students have known for a long 
time - the streets around the 
school are very dangerous. 

The intersection at Ocean and 
Phelan is hazardous - 43 auto 
accidents have occured at that 
intersection between 1981-85, 
the studies^ report. Most 
accidents occured when cars 
turned left from Ocean onto 

At that intersection you have 


cars coming from every angle, 
for people who aren't familar 
with intersection it's pretty easy 
to make a mistake," says 

According to the studies, the 
intersection with the second 
highest accident rate in 1981-85 
was at Geneva and 1-280, where 
28 accidents occured. 

As for the new homes, each 
will have a one-car garage and 
there will be an additional 133 
driveway parking spaces. 


There will be 152 curbside 
spaces and any extra curbside 
spaces could be used by City 
College students, says the 
studies. However, it read "while 
this could provide a benifit to the 

other congested areas, it is a 
situation that should be 

City College presently has 
1,800 parking spaces -- 930 on 
campus and 870 in the North 

With 24,000 students and no 
current plans for a new parking 
lot, City College certainly has a 
parking problem. 

In its examination of the 
parking situation at City 
College, a planning department 
survey taken over a three-day 
period in October 1985, found 
that of the 1,240 legal on-street 
parking spaces around the City 
College, there was an occupancy 
rate of 90 percent from 9 a.m. to 
12 noon. It also found the north 
Reservoir filled to 90 percent 


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Students take a break in between classes 

De Geralamo said the 
balances were commonly used 
for measuring drugs and cutting 
cocaine. "I would suspect them 
to steal them for the drug use 
then I would for them to set-up a 
chemistry lab," DeGeralamo 


A $300 VCR was also stolen 
from the Hotel and Restaurant 
Department offices located in 
the Alice Statler Library. This 
crime happened during the 
summer session. 



Jim Conley, physics depart- 
ment chair, also reports that a 
"few hundred dollars worth of 
portable circular saws were 
recently stolen from his 

De Geralamo said the only 
way these items might be 
recovered is if they are fenced 
and someone noticed that they 

were stolen from City College.) 
With his department almoa 
ruined, Common has a fe 
suggestions for other teache 
on campus. "In the future I hot 
the instructors becomj 
preventive and aware of the 

Last semester, a $1,200 vide 
camera was stolen from th 
South Gym when some on* 
broke down a door and ran oif 
with it, said physical educatio 
instructor Mitch Palacios. 

HAIGHT cont. 


There are a variety of 
hard to come by. The Haight is 
constantly alive with activity: 
from sidewalk musicians to 
relics form the sixties, to the well 
dressed urban professionals 
who like to walk the streets and 
remember back. . 

There is an attitude in the 
Haight of casualness. As 
comedian Dana Carvey says: 
"Everytime I come into the 
Haight, some guy wants to give 
me his car. The guy says, "here 
you take it, I'm not using it." 

The Haight went through its 
earliest meta morphosis in the 
late fifties when the "beats" 
discovered it as a relaxing place 
to write and compose. 

Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsburg 
and Jack Cassidy all found 
refuge in the Haight. 

With the coming of the sixties 
came a new phase for the 
Haight. No longer was the area 
confined to the beat poets and 

shops in the Haight. 

writers of the fifties. Young 
people from around the country 
and around the world flocked to 
the Haight-Ashbury in an effort 
to set up communal living in the 
liberal atomosphere. Acid tests, 
flower children, the Grateful 
Dead and Jefferson Airplane 
rock groups all came to embody 
the free-spirited, irreverant, 
drug and rock era that 
flourished in the sixties. 

The end of the Vietnam war 
spelled the end of the hippie era 
perse, and the Haight slowly 
deteriorated into a row of closing 
shops and rundown homes. 

For awhile it seemed the entire 
community of free-spirits and 
independent hippies had packed 
up and moved to the suburbs. 
There were still some hold-outs 
of that hung on to the ideals of 
the sixties, but for the most part, 
the Haight was returned to its 
long time residents. 


Little was heard from tbi 
Haight until the 80's brough 
with it gentrification. Suddenlj 
there was a wave of new foun 
interest in the Haight-Ashburj 

Some said all the hippies cam 
back as successful businessmei 
to stake their claim. Whatev 
the reason, the Haigh 
transformed into a chic stretc 
of boutiques and fern bars. 

Gone are the counties 
headshops that once lined thi 
street; replaced with gourmei 
delis and pastry shops. Th* 
Haight has become a pleasanti 
not commercialized strip of Sat 


Walking through the Haigh 
today, one can not escape th 
sense of history surrounding it 
The majority of the businesses 
may have changed, yet some o 
the original institutions remain 
The Dead and Airplane 
longer keep homes in the area 
but the music scene is very mud 
alive. Three clubs offer somel 
the best in breakthrough musi 

The flower-children of th 
sixties have given way to th 
punk rockers of the eighties, bul 
no one seems to mind. It's sti 
possible to buy acid on the street 
but its from black kids from thi 
Western Addition, not a dude it 
bib overalls named Moon Man 

The Haight-Ashbury is oneo 
San Franisco's most uniqu 
neighborhoods, and is still onl 
of the most popular places fo 
residents and tourists alike. Th 
lifestyles of the past may no 
remain in the Haight today, bul 
the Haight remains a relaxed 
casual neighborhood, wel 
coming those who seek whatev 
keeps them "mellow." 

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Vol. 102, No. 2 

City College of San Francisco 

Sept. 11-25. 1986 

Finocchio's and Enrico's typify North Beach nightlife. 

Communities: North Beach, alive and well 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Ask any San Franciscan 
where the best Italian 
restaurants are and you get an 
immediate answer. Ask the 
native where are the best coffee 
houses, bakeries, and Old World 
shops and you get an immediate 

North Beach. 

As a neighborhood, North 
Beach has lost quite a bit of its 
Italian population, but the 
flavor of the area is still very 
traditional. A walk down 
Columbus Street fills the nasal 
senses with the fresh smell of 
sourdough, which has scented 
the air for a hundred years. 
Sicilian men still pass the time 
on benches surrounding 
Washington Square. And at 
night. North Beach comes alive - 
- from the bawdiness of 
Broadway's strip joints to the 
raucous blues bars of Upper 
Grant. In fact, North Beach is 
one of the last "bad boy" 

neighborhoods from San 
Francisco's Barbary Coast 


Settled during the gold rush 
period by Italians who came 
California to make their fortune, 
North Beach received its name 
because it truly was the northern 
tip of San Francisco. Most of 
what is now Washington Square 
and the area north and north 
east to the bay is land fill. 

North Beach during the mid- 
nineteenth century consisted 
primarily of Telegraph Hill's 
slopes and pasture land in and 
around the Broadway area. It 
was a self-contained community 
like many in early San 
Francisco, and most of the 
Italian settlers rarely left the 
area for anv reason. 


The culture of Italy was very 
much a part of North Beach. 
Hillside vineyards sprang up to 
grow the grapes for wine and 

Columbus St.— looking towards the Tronsamerica Pyramid. 

homestyle family restaurants 
were the mainstay of business 
for the residents. Soon sailors 
and dock workers discovered the 
hearty food and drink to be 
purchased at a reasonable price 
and flocked to North Beach. 

Grocery stores, butcher shops 
and banks opened to meet the 
need of the thriving community. 
One of the early bankers, A. P. 
Giannini, went on to build the 
largest banking empire in the 
world, Bank of America. 

The earthquake and fire of '06 
all but destroyed most of North 
Beach. Legend has it that the 
Italian men opened hundreds ot 
cases of wine and poured it on 
the roofs of their homes to douse 
the advancing flames. 

But the North Beach 
community was rebuilt bigger 
than ever, and grew. from, 
hillside all the way to the bay. 
Churches were build bigger and 
more awe inspiring. St. Peter 
and Paul Church is regarded as 
one of the most beautiful in the 

Meanwhile, throughout the 
early part of the 20th century 
North Beach remained an 
Italian neighborhood. 

But the Italian families, who 
for so long worked to make their 
fortune in North Beach, realized 
the American dream and were 
able to move into the affluent 

With the majority of the 
Italian population on their way 
to greener pastures in the north 
and east bays, Chinese families 
were more than happy to expand 
out of the over crowded 
Chinatown. The grocery stores 
started carrying more foods 
geared towards the Chinese and 
fortune cookie bakeries rplaced a 
few of the Italian ones. But even 
with the influx of the new 
immigrants, North Beach 
remained an Old World 


In the 1940's Broadway Street 
was a hot spot of night club life. 
Legitimate night clubs. 
Theaters and restaurants were 
still geared towards the family. 

However, in the late fifties the 
nightclubs started to change 
towards male entertainment, 
continued on back page 

Xepoleas named to Cal SAAC 


By A.E. Mihailovsky 

The City College Student 
Council recently appointed 
Michael Xepoleas and Crystal 
Chan as this year's City College 
representatives to the California 
Student Association of 
Community Colleges (Cal 

This is the second year 
Xepoleas has represented City 
College at CalSAAC. CalSAAC 
is a state-wide organization that 
lobbies the state legislature, as 
well as local governments, on 
behalf of community colleges. 

According to Xepoleas, he 
alans to run for president of 
CalSAAC. He wants to improve 
CalSAAC'6 access to local 

governments, which would 
improve student life and give 
students a say in the way their 
community college is run. 


At City College, Xepoleas 
would like to have student 
trustees elected freely by the 
student body to the Colleges' 
Governing Board, where the 
trustees would have a say in 
college policy. 

"Student trustees are picked 
by the Governing Board, where 
they sit with no real power," said 
Xepoleas. He added that the 
Governing Board can close 
down the Student Council at any 
time, under Title 5. 

Xepoleas would also like to see 

a mandatory fee and for all 
students to join the student 
body. These fees would support 
clubs and activities for all 
students. Cal SAAC receives no 
public support, but is supported 
by student associations at the 
community colleges, said 

Such local changes, according 
to Xepoleas, can be done with the 
help of CalSAAC. CalSAAC can 
lobby the state legislature to 
bring major changes that 
benefit all community college 

'Community colleges can be 
the strongest lobby voice 
(among California colleges, 
even to the federal government," 
added Xepoleas. 

Proposition 61 could cut instructor earnings 

By Brian Dinsmore 

A controversial initiative 
proposed for the November 
ballot could sharply limit the 
salaries of all California public 
employees, including City 
College instructors and 
administrators, according to 
campus officials. 

Proposition 61, the "Califor- 
nia Fair Pay Amendment," was 
authorized by notorious tax 
fighter Paul Gann, who along 
with the late Howard Jarvis, 
successfully lowered property 
taxes with Prop. 13 in 1978. 

The amendment, if passed, 
would increase the salary of the 
Governor to $80,000 a year. No 
elected or appointed state or 
local employee, including those 
under contract, would be able to 
earn more than 80% of the 
Governor's salary (that is, no 
more than $64,000). 

Critics of the initiative claim 
that if passed, California would 
lose qualified teachers at the 
college level. But Gann contends 
that because the ceiling on 
salaries would be $64,000 a year, 
teachers would be less affected. 

However, the bill bars public 
employees from carrying over 
vacation time and sick leave 
from one calendar year to the 
next. Critics believe that by 
prohibiting employees (includ- 
ing teachers) from accumulating 
earned sick leave it would 
encourage absenteeism. 


State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction Bill Honig 

says imposing pay limitations 
on educational personnel would 
"devastate our progress towards 
excellence in education." 

Educators feeling the pinch 
most by the bill's salary cutting 
would be the higher paid 
administrators at the college 
level. The University of 
California's Board of Regents, 
citing the "devastating" impact 
the Gann amendment would 
have, voted to oppose the 

Community College Chan- 
cellor Hilary Hsu, who also 
opposes the measure, says that if 
passed, "teacher's salaries will 
be a confused mess." 

Hsu adds: "There is a 
possibility it will pass because 
ot voter unawareness and a 
large portion of the voters seem 
to be fiercely conservative. But 
in the long run, I think it will 
hurt them." 

The bill, in it's simplest form, 
is intended to limit salaries that 
Gann thinks are excessive. It 
also limits other benefits, 
including sick leave and 
pensions. The bill will require a 
two-thirds roll-call vote of the 
State Legislature to raise the 
salaries of any official. It will 
require elected officials to get 
voter approval in order to vote 
themselves a pay raise. 

Carter Baum dies \l 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Carter Baum who taught 
biology at City College for 23 
years, died suddenly August 25. 

Baum helped found the 
Association of Classified 
Employees here at City College, 
and twice served as its president. 

Baum was supervisor of the 
biology lab storeroom, and 
supervised lab assistants in the 

Biology Chairperson, Elaine 
Johnson, who taught with 
Baum, said that he provided 
individualized instruction to 
disadvantaged students and 
waB very helpful to both faculty 
and students. "He will be 
missed, by both faculty and 
students," said Johnson. 

The Association of Classified 
Employees has set up a service 
scholarship in Baum's name, 
contributions should go to the 
City College Foundation-Carter 
Baum Memorial Box 230. 


Those on the other side say the 
bill is so complicated it will take 
both time and money to resolve 
all it's intricasies in the courts. 
Cal-Tax, a non-partisan, non- 
profit corporation, analyzed the 
bill calling it ... "unworkable, 
poorly drafted, counter- 
productive to good public 
management, and could cost 
California taxpayers much more 
than it ever might save in 
cutting and freezing salaries." 

Newly appointed San 

Francisco Attorney Louise 

Renne, who as a Supervisor 

helped draft a resolution 

opposing the bill, calls the Gann 

initiative "very destructive, and 
not at all realistic," adding, "I 
think it's a very chaotic kind of 
initiative, not a very well 
thought out initiative, and I 
think it will create masB chaos." 
Renne also says the initiative 
would hurt City College. "I think 
it will have a devastating affect. 
The impact on Community 
Colleges will be the same as on 
governments up and down the 
state. People will retire early, 
and there is a question mark as 
to whether or not individual sick 
pay and retirement pay is 
adversly affected. There could 
obviously be a real problem 

Student Union finally belongs to students. 

Administration vacates Student Union 

By Harry Teague 

"This is a permanent change 
The administration no longer 
will be in the Student Union 
ever," said the acting dean of 
student activities Renato Larin, 
in reference to the transition of 
the administration from the 
Student Union. 

As a result, this semester 
course registration took place in 
the cafeteria. 

Daniel F. Driscoll, regis- 
tration supervisor, said the 
transition was proceeding 
smoothly. "Considering what 
we went through to get in here 
and opening up in a new facility, 
the registration process turned 
out to be one of the best. And 
people cooperated - that was the 
beautiful part about it." 

Although Driscoll said each 
semester would present new 
problems, he was confident that 
they could be handled. "When 
spring comes, food service will 
be operating - that will present 
some problems. But we will face 
them one at a time and pick them 


Far more perplexing diffi- 
culties confront the Associated 
Student Council as they attempt 
to wrestle with the question of 
how to encourage particiaption 
in the Union. 

One of the major difficulties 
confronting the Council is the 
much needed refurbishing of the 
Student Union. Dean Larin said 
his first priority was to "put five 
different requisitions to have 
this place cleaned because it was 
a disaster -- and still is a disaster 
as far as I'm concerned." 

Dean Larin's goal is to 
encourage all clubs, organ- 
izations, and departments, to 
fully utilize the Union. In a 
memorandum to all department 
chairpersons, the dean 
requested for. "Students and 
faculty to use the Student Union 
Building for lectures, presen- 
tations, meetings, workshops, 
performances or any other 

The president of the Student 
Council, Jack Lee, sees the 
Student Union being refur- 
bished in three phases. 'The 
first phase would be repainting 
and recarpeting the Student 
Union, both the upper and lower 
levels." Phase two and three 
would entail "the installation of 
video games, ping pong tables 
and entertainment items." 

However, Lee said because the 
priority is to physically renovate 
the building this semester, the 
other plans would be completed 

Lee said he hopes for greater 
student involvement in the 
Student Union. "We need people 
to make things happen and we 
don't have people. If the 
responsibility falls only on a few 
of us, I don't see how anything 
can be done." 


The most distressing problem 
facing the Council is the limited 
funding for the Student Union. 
The Council last year allocated 
$11,550 with $2,000 allocated to 
hire an assistant architect to 
submit plans to remodel the 
upper level. 

Michael Xepoleas, a former 
member of the Council, said 
unless funding is dramatically 
increased from the present 
$10,000 -- $11,000 level, it could 
enceivably take 15-20 years for 
the Student Union to be 
completely refurbished. 
Xepoleas said a "laundry list" of 
projects for the Union that 
would cost over $300,000. Some 
$20,000 would go for recarpe- 
ting $100,000 for the Martin 
Luther King, Jr. Restrooms, and 
$150,000 to paint and steam 
blast the exterior. 

However, Rouanne Bloom- 
garden, an associated students 
member, challenged the 
estimate saying: "What this 
person is forgetting is that we do 
have options for making 
revenue. For example, if we get 
in the coffee shop, we're going to 
have revenue from that - it won! 
be a lot, but it will be enough that 
maybe in two years we can 
afford the carpet." 


Sept. 11-25, 1986 

Drugs no cure-all 

It all started with athlete Len Bias' death. Even with the media's 
concerted effort to protect the good-guy image of Bias after his 
cocaine-related death, this perennial social problem of abusing 
illicit drugs and controlled substances is once more very much a 
public concern. 

There are no well-documented figures to indicate more prevalent 
drug use, but the present interest may well be a positive indication 
that we have had enough of these senseless losses of lives. 

Too many opinions have been put forth trying to explain why one 
becomes hooked on drugs. Peer pressure, isolation curiosity and 
idle time certainly are significant causes, but the decision to 
continue is ultimately that of an individual. 

A society that is both affluent and competitive will never be able 
to pat each of its members on the back, nor will it manage to meet 
everyone's expectations. Knowing that life is not a neverending 
honeymoon, we personally have to maintain our sense of self-worth 
to find beneficial ways of spending time, to have the courage enough 
to say no to drugs, and to do our share to influence younger people 
away from this menace. 

We are against the media's irresponsible reporting of Bias death. 
We understand their desire to project a wholesome youth in the 
charismatic Bias. But if there is one thing to derive i from this 
tragedy, it is that cocaine, heroin, and other drugs do kill - blind ot 
their victim's talent, social status or personality. 

Hopefully, the current concern will not ebb until we have had true 
progress in the battle against drug abuse. To this end, we mu9t sup- 
port the people who wage meritorious campaigns to wage war against 
drugs and drug traffickers, being careful not to compromise our rights 
in the process. 

Len Bias was on top of the world when he died; now we are one 
talent poorer, and cut is the branch that might have grown full 

How now, Academic Senate? 

They're at it again. The City College full-time faculty fired the 
latest salvo in its war against the San Francisco Community 
College District (SFCCD) administration by deciding to go on its 
own and not to serve in any district nor divisional committees tor 
next year's SFCCD formal accreditation process. 

In the past several months, this feud has taken turns from being 
amusing to being comical to being downright silly. 


a) The Academic Senate voted to censure District Chancellor 
Hillary Hsu and City College President Carlos B. Ramirez last 
March The faculty and Trustee John Riordan apparently believe 
Ramirez is unqualified and a mere Ed McMahon to Hsu's Johnny 

b) The screening committe refused to name three new nominees 
for the Vice Chancellor of Certificated Services after Hsu rejected 
their initial recommendations, and SFCCD attorney John Seeley 
advised the Chancellor that "refusal to satisfy committee 
obligations (i.e., not presenting new names] may be a violation ot 
individual employment obligations even raising the question of 
possible insubordination." (THE GUARDSMAN can not 
comprehend how a voluntary-service decision can violate 

^FsSJSy Mmself'derided whether the $30,000 District lottery 
money payment for legal expenses violates a provision stating that 
lottery allotments not be spent for any "non-instructional purpose.' 
Nothing is wrong with having Seeley decide, except that the money 
was paid to Seely himself. , , , 

d) A policeman showea Riordan the door when he refused to leave 
the Chancellor's office after a stormy board meeting last June. 

Countless Riordan memos and SAN FRANCISCO PROGRESS 
articles later, Hsu expressed a desire to "turn the situation around, 
seeing the formal accreditation process as a means for conciliation 
between the faculty and the administration. 

While causes of this battle are many, the main issue concerns the 
faculty's role in helping to select administrators against the 
Chancellor's resolve to conduct the administrative hiring process 
the way he sees fit. We consider the faculty's position fan-. We deem 
the restoration of the faculty's prerogative to assist in the hiring 
process as requisite to a fair and mutually agreeable administration 

of our district. . , 

THE GUARDSMAN can not support, however, the Academic 
Senate's decision to divorce itself from the district by submitting its 
own self-study for the accreditation process. 

Puerile is the faculty body's rationale that through their action, 
"the public, the members of the Governing Board, and, even 
possibly, the district administration will recognize the extent to 
which matters have deteriorated in the District..." Surely, an 
intelligent body such as the Academic Senate can think of better 
ways to gain leverage against the administration. 

Lest the Chancellor, the Academic Senate, Riordan, and the 
Governing Board forget their ancient literature, let them be 
reminded of a similar disastrous quarrel between Greek leaders 
Achilles and Agamemnon during the Trojan War. Both sides were 
unrelenting; both sides were stubborn - and both sides were 
accountable for the irrevocable damage inflicted by the Trojans 
against the Greeks. 

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Student apathy is a contagious disease V 

By Tim McGuire 

Not so very long ago, and 
perhaps to this very day, there 
existed a mystical city, a 
beautiful metropolis set on the 
western edge of the most 
powerful country on the planet. 

Overlooking the ocean, it was , 
for the most part, a joyful place 
to live in. Within this city stood a 
great institution of higher 
learning, a citadel of knowledge, 
if you will. It was rather 
inexpensive and was attended 
by many students (approx- 
imately 20,000.) 

Now, within this place of 
learning there existed a 
legislative body made up 
entirely of students. They were 
elected by their peers. This 
election is where the problem 
really begins. 

You see, the vast majority of 
the students there suffered from 
a horrible disease called apathy. 
It started many semesters ago 
and was apparently terribly 
contagious and unstoppable 
because, I believe, it still affects 
students to this very day. 

The disease attacks the brain 
and causes the dreaded "I-don't- 
care syndrome." Recently, for 
example, of the 20,000 students 
in the institution only about 700 
(apparently immune to the 
disease) bothered to spend the 10 
minutes it required to vote in the 
student council elections 
mentioned earlier. 

Big deal, you say? Un- 
important, you say? Well, 
perhaps I should first explain a 
little about this Associated 
Students Council and just what 
it does. 

tTryrifJUaS Q agr^ 

The Council consists of 14 
students. They meet as a body 
twice a week, Mondays and 
Wednesdays, at 12 o'clock in a 
chamber called S208, in a place 
known to very few as the 
Student Union Building. This 
building was recently returned 
to the students after being 
captured in a siege by another 
group at the institute. Almost no 
one seems to be concerned nor 
aware of the students' victory 
however, because the place still 
stands virtually empty. 

Anyway, although the 
Council only meets as a body for 
about three hours a week, the 
members also work inde- 
pendently in smaller groups 
known as committees. They 
must help set-up and oversee all 
clubs the students want to 
establish. They must take care of 
all the repairs needed in 
students' buildings. They must 
oversee concert and lecture 
series at this institution. 

The Council also manages a 
book-loan program, allocates 
funds to the Athletics Department 
ment for sportsminded students, 
gives over $1,000 each to 
different school organizations, 
and sits on many decision- 
making bodies. 

The point of all these 
enumerations is that the council 
is a very important legislative 
body and it decides on many 
things that directly affect the 
whole student population of the 
college. And the strangest part 
of it all is that the Council does it 
for nothing. No pay, no units, 
and usually, no thanks. They are 
nuts, you say? Maybe. But I 

By Beth Saltzman 

think student members do it out 
of their genuine concern for 

Now, the really sad part. 
Because of this horrible disease 
called apathy, none of the 
remaining 19,000 students cares 
a lick about what the Associated 
Students Council does. Students 
do not vote, they do not involve 
themselves with issues nor 
activities, they do not stop in 
and check out meetings, they do 
not volunteer to join committees. 
One good news is that the AS 
Council seems to have found a 
cure for student apathy: $$$$. 
That's right, CASH!!!! It seems 
that anytime students need 
financial assistance, books, club 
funding, equipment, or dance 
money, their minds clear up and 
they suddenly recognize the 
existence of the Council. 
Students then run right down 
and say hello. 

Saints be praised and 
allelujah! The AS Council had 
cured many students lately 
and, hopefully, their cure is as 
contagious as the disease. Well, 
only time will tell. 

Should you happen to come 
upon this mystical place and 
make it as far as the Council 
chambers, please stop by and 
check the AS Council out and let 
it know how it is doing. 

Tim McGuire is the vice 
president of the Associated 
Students Council this semester. 
He received 427 student votes, 
far more than any other 
AS Council candidate. 

photos by Beth Saltzman 

What was the best movie of the summer? 


"I saw 'Top Gun' 
this summer. I 
really liked it 
because it had a 
lot of action and 
I like action." 

"My favorite 
Her Sisters.' It 
was interesting. 
It was my first 
Woody Allen 
movie and I fell 
in love with it 
and will see all 
his movies from 
now on." 

Lynn Mori 


"The new 'Al- 
iens' movie was 
my favorite. It's 
a science fiction 
with lots of 
action. It was 
better than the 
first 'Alien' 

"My favorite 
movie was 'Run- 
ning Scared' 
with Gregory 
Hines and Mill v 
Crystal. They 
were really fun- 
ny, they make a 
great team and 
they work well 


"I saw three 
great movies 
this summer. '48 
Hours' was a 
good one. I also 
saw 'Cocoon' 
and 'To Live and 
Die in LA,' 
which is my 

Vicky Wren 

"my favorite 
was 'Desert 
Bloom,' sft in 
the 50's when 
they were first 
testing the hy- 
drogen bomb. I 
liked the char- 
acter's inter- 
action with her 
family and the 
world at large." 

("As We See It" is a column , 
reflecting personal opinions of\ 
The Guardsman individual 
staff writers only. Last issue's 
mangled piece is by Gerald 

There are a few things in tr 
world that I don't think anyont 
can explain, and I thought I'd] 
take a few moments of your timj 
to go over some of them. 

This year has probably beei 
the most active in recent 
memory as far as news storie 
go. From the space shuttl 
disaster in January to the 
AeroMexico crash late ii 
August, the year has been chocl 
full of mishaps, political! 
blunders and general de-J 

What's it all mean? 

I think if you asked someone] 
like Jerry Falwell, he'd tell you 
that it was God's way of telling 
us what sinners we are. If you J 
asked Lyndon LaRouche, he 
might tell you it was the 
Russians using their auperic 
technology to destroy our moral! 
fiber. Few people used to listen I 
these doomsdayers. Th< 
problem we have encountered ii 
the year of our Lord, 1986, is that 
more and more people are let 
the scare tactics of men like; 
Falwell and LaRouche wt 
their minds. 


It is possible to blame the 
current wave of national and 
international malaise on 
variety of things. Ronalc 
Reagan's foreign policy (if you 
can call it that) has forced the 
hands of the American people 1 
For too many years he talked big 
and did nothing, and he was 
finally compelled to bomb Libya I 
to show the world just how tough ] 
we Americans are. 

What Reagan accomplished,! 
though, was to make the rest of ) 
the world resent us more than J 
ever before. The White House is 
furthering the involvement of ! 
the CIA in Central America and 
the populace seems to be 
unaware as to what a farce the | 
whole affair has become. 

Reagan is sending billions of 
tax dollars to help support a 
government whose primary 
business seems to be cocaine 
exporting. All the while, he is 
telling the lemmings of this 
great land of ours that the 
Nicaraguans are poised on the 
border of Texas ready to rape 
and pillage the virtuous women 
of the mighty U.S.A. 


On the subject of rape, 
Reagan's comrade Attorney 
General Ed Meese decided it was 
time to crack down on all the 
portography destroying the 
minds of all those men who need 
to be battle ready at a moment's 
notice. Poor Ed Meese. What he 
tried to do was censor books and 
magazines that he and his right- 
wing buddies found offensive by 
publishing a long, detailed, 
grapic report. What he 
accomplished was to make a 
mockery out of himself and the 
whole commission. 

Speaking of mockeries, Big 
Ron has plunged nose first into 
the war on drugs. Again. While 
he battles Congress to get more 
planes spying on the pot growers 
of California, the boatloads of 
cocaine and heroin keep pouring 
into Miami. Now those "heavy- 
metal-punk-rock-infested dope 
addicts" who can't find 
marijuana are huddling in 
doorways smoking crack. 
What's more dangerous? Well no 
one is advocating drug use, but 
shouldn't the priorities be a little 
more clearly defined? 

Until things change, if they 
can change, the news will 
continue to report all the vile 
components of everyday life. 
The American should be better 
informed and be especially 
aware of those who manipulate 
the events of the day to their 

Have a nice day. 

"A university is what a college 
becomes when the faculty loses 
interest in students. " 

—John Ciardi 


Sept. 11-26, 1986 

// Mi HI 


Lee Meriwether exclusive interview with the former Miss America. 


"I can remember back in the third grade I 
wanted desparately to be in the school 
house play" 

By Tony Hayes 

Lee Meriwether grew up in 
San Francisco, attended City 
College, haB appeared in three 
plays in the City, and can be 
seen five-days-a-week on 
Channel 20 starring in "Barnaby 
Jones. But she has never 
appeared in a movie or TV show 
filmed in San Francisco. "It 
makes me so mad," Meriwether 
jokingly said recently. 
Meriwhether, who in 1955 went 
from an average City College 
student, to winning the Miss 
America title, will be on campus 
throughout the month starring 
in the Drama Department's 
production of "The Artful 

Born in Los Angeles, 
Meriwether moved to San 
Francisco when she was 
entering the fifth grade. When 
she reached the high school 
level, Meriwether was supposed 
to attend Lincoln High, but 
because Washington High had a 
drama department she went 
there instead. 

Even at an early age 
Meriwether had aspirations of 
becoming an actress. "I can 
remember back in the third 
grade I wanted desperately to be 
in the school house play," she 


With her acting dreams still 
with her, Meriwether enrolled at 
City College and appeared in 
several plays. "Our theatre back 
then was the old rifle range in 
the Science Hall." 

While at City College, 
Meriwether was a member of the 
now defunct Delta sorority. 
Bogged down by studies ("I was 
carrying 21 units at the time") 
she missed a sorority meeting. 

"At that time, the Miss San 
Francisco Pageant was looking 
for girls to enter, so as my 
punishment for missing the 
meeting they sent me." 

"Then a girl got up and sang 'Granada' 
and I thought, good grief, they're going to 
laugh me right off the stage" 

Meriwether said she grud- 
gingly went to the MisB S.F. 
preliminaries and she didn't 
know what to perform in the 
talent sequence. "I was all set to 
do a dance that I had done in 
high school," she said. "Then a 
girl got up and sang 'Granada' 
and I thought, good grief, their 
going to laugh me off the stage." 
At the last minute, Meriwether 
changed her act to a song from 
"Riders to the Sea," "I forgot the 
words halfway through it and I 
had to ad-lib my way through 
the rest." 

To her surprise, she got a letter 
a few days later saying she was 
one of the 16 finalists. 

Meriwether went on to win the 
Miss San Francisco Pageant and 
a couple of weeks later she 
captured the Miss California 

"Everything happened so fast 
I was not sure I wanted to," said 
Meriwether looking back on the 
experience. "My father had just 
passed away and my whole world 
had bottomed out." 

At the advice of her mother, 
Meriwether decided to go to 
Atlantic City. She won the 
crowd and it was the start of a 
30-year career in show business. 


After a year of travel 
promoting the pagent through- 
out the country, Meriwether 
made her debut as one of the first 
women to appear on NBC's 
"Today" show. 

"I was called their first 
woman's editor, but essentially 
what I did was fashion shows 
and interview movie stars." This 
was when she was all of 20- 
years-old, said Meriwether. 

During her stint on "Today," 
Meriwether worked with the 
original host of the show Dave 
Garroway and among others J. 
Fred Muggs, network tele- 
vision's first talking monkey. 

"I was called their first womans's editor, 
but essentially what I did was fashion 
shows and interview movie stars" 

After "Today," Meriwether 
stayed in New York taking 
singing and dance classes, and 
she studied acting under famed 
actor Lee Strasberg. 

During the 1960's Meriwether 
appeared in scores of movies and 
television shows. 

Included in her movie credits 
are "The Four D Men," "Namu 
the Killer Whale." "The 
Courtship of Eddie's Father," in 
which she starred with Glen 
Ford, "Angel in My Pocket" with 
Andy Griffith, and "Durango" 
starring John Wayne and Rock 

Her television credits include 
soap operas, "Clear Horizons," 
"The Young Marrieds," 
"Mission Impossible," "The 
New Andy Griffith Show" and 
she was the original "Cat- 
woman" on the Batman Series. 

In 1973, Meriwether landed 
her longest running role as 
Betty Jones, opposite Buddy 
Ebsen in the CBS hit show 
"Bamaby Jones." The show ran 
eight years, until 1980 - an 
extraordinary long run for a 


Of the current show Meri- 
wether thinks ABC's "Moon- 
lighting" is among the best. "I 
think it's a classic show, she 
said. "I would have done 
anything to have been a part of 
that show." Not only is it fun to 
watch but it looks like Cybill 
Shepard and Bruce Willis are 
having fun doing it." 

"The Artful Lodgers," written 
and also starring Marshall 
Borden, and directed by Stuart 
Bishop will be playing at the 
Little Theatre on campus thru 
Sunday, September 21. And of 
course, Lee Meriwether can still 
be seen Monday through Friday 
at 3 p.m. on Channel 20 in 
"Barnaby Jones." 

Observatory aims for sky 

The observatory dome in its open position 

By Kevyn Clark 
& Mark Chung 

The stars in the night sky can 
be yours for the price of an 
Astronomy class at City College. 

Once a semester, however, the 
astronomy department has a 
viewing night, which is open to 
the public. 

In the 1930's, when City 
College was being constructed, 
the observatory was finished; 
without a telescope. A telescope 
wasn't installed until 1978, a 
year prior to Proposition 13 
being enacted. 

"The telescope is a very 
popular model," said Astronomy 
Department Chairman Don 
Warren. "Many amateur 
astronomers have the same 
model, but ours is much larger." 


The City College Planetarium, 

which Warren claimed is the 
oldest in the Bay Area, was 
added after World War II. A 
planetarium is a building with a 
large projector enclosed that 
creates an artificial night sky on 
the ceiling, allowing students to 
learn the position of various 
stars, their colors, and their 
distances from each other. 

"The complex was one of the 
earliest in a new series," said 
Warren, "and its only beginning 
to be out-dated." 

He added that although the 
observatory is used almost 
exclusively at night, the 
telescope can be fitted with 
special protective filters and an 
eyepiece, which turns it into a 
solar observatory. The telescope 
is best used to view the planets in 
our solar system. 

The cloud cover around the 
Bay Area is usually to dense for 
a six month period to view many 
"deep sky objects" like Halley's 
Comet. "When Halley's Comet 
passed through, we had it traced 
all the way," said Warren. "The 
problem was that it never 
brightened up." 

Warren claimed that City 
College has one of the largest 
astronomy departments in 
California and that its well 
staffed and equipped. 

"We actively support amateur 
astronomy in all of California," 
said Warren. 

As Carl Sagan said: "We are 
just star stuff with the power to 
observe the stars." 

the scene 

Kevyn Clark 

By Kevin Clark 

Welcome to The Scene. 

As we sat watching an 
unknown band struggle through 
the opening set at another out of 
the way club, the old time rock & 
Roller said, "I'm glad my career 
is ending and not beginning." 

Rock & roll is not easy. 
Especially if your starting out, 
starting over, or just starting to 
boogie. The grind of getting your 
act together, then putting it on 
stage can destroy a musician or 
a group. 


There are hundreds of places 
for local bands to play, but, in 
most cases, they make very little 
money. You can't make money if 
people don't come to hear you. 
Poor attendance is the main 
reason bands won't get re-hired. 
A very vicious circle. 

Certain club managers won't 
hire a band unless they can sell 
enough tickets prior to the show 
some hands have to sell their 
tickets themselves. Where does it 
all end? 

So many of the bands in the 
area are worth listening to but 

can never be heard. Alas! 
Today's unknowns, tomorrow's 
Rolling Stones (I remember 
seeing Prince in Minneapolis in 
late 1977 - There where 21 people 
in the club). 

Support your local musician. 
Step out and visit those clubs. 
Keep the local scene jumping, 
and if you hear something you 
like, pass it on. 

On clubs.. .Two of my favorite 
clubs are in North Beach. If you 
can handle the scene, try the Chi 
Chi Club at 440 Broadway. 
Owner Miss Keiko and Masa, 
manager/head bartender have 
always had some of the best 
music around. Sorry to hear that 
the place may be closing in 

The Saloon (affectionately 
known to regulars as the "Sweat 
Box") has been and will be 
around forever. A very small 
place that offers outrageous 
blues and rock musicians a place 
to let go and jam. It's just around 
the corner from Chi Chi at 1232 


On bands.. .Thursday the 11th, 
Bonnie Hayes solo at the 

Baybrick for free. Chuck 
Mangione and brother Gap are 
recording live at Great 
American Music Hall the same 

Friday the 12th, catch the 
Freaky Executives at the 
Stone, blues great Roy Rogers at 
the Saloon, and some Mowtown 
madness with Pride and Joy at 
The Last Day Saloon. 

On the 13th a must see for 
punk/new wavers. At the 
VIS.The Pop-O-Pies, Party 
Boys, and What Makes 
Donna Twirl? During the day 
at Fort Mason Great Meadow, 
The 14th Annual S.F. Blues 
Festival gets under way. Both 
Saturday and Sunday promise 
to be great. 

Friday the 19th The 
Dinosaurs are back in town 
with Terry Haggerty & House 
on Fire at Wolfgangs. At The 
Saloon the same night, is blues 
crazy Charlie Musselwhite, 
check this guy out! Pete 
Escovedo's giant percussion 
troupe is at The Last Day Saloon 
on Saturday. 

On Sunday the 21st, Stu 
Blank & His Nasty Habits are 
at Pat O'Shea's Mad Hatter. At 
The Stone, Nightfood with 
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob 

Enough. One night this week, 
do yourself a favor and go see 
one of your local bands. It 
usually doesn't cost much and 
you'd be surprised how much 
easier homework seems after 
you've boogied with the best See 
you at the show. 

A guide to public transportation 

Inside the dome is the portable telescope. 

By Timothy Williams 

O.k. folks, I could end this 
article real quickly by just 
saying "Don't!" - meaning don't 
ride public transportation. But, 
since not everyone owns a car, 
and lots of people don't want to 
hasssle with traffic and parking, 
and, most importantly, because 
I have to come up with a story, 
and its only an hour before 
deadline, I'll continue. 

The Bay Area is something of 
a public transportation is 
something of a buffs dream, but 
I can't imagine anyone 
dreaming of public trans- 
portation, unless of course they 
fall asleep while waiting for the 
19 Polk to come by. For starters, 
there's the MUNI Underground, 
the MUNI bus system, BART, 
and cable cars to choose from. 
Go ahead, pick one, but if you're 
in a hurry, it might save time to 
start walking. 


CABLE CARS are the most 
undependable form of trans- 
portation anywhere, period! 
They pile son many people into 
them that you feel like you're on 
a bus in Mexico City. And that's 
not all: 

The worst part is that you're 
always standing next some guy 
named Fred from Iowa, or some 
lady named Helga from 
Germany for the whole trip. 
Sure, San Francisco has some 
pretty amazing sights, but you 
can ' t help but get the feeling that 
these foreigners are overdoing it 
with all their "oohs" and "aahs" 
and shrieks of excitement when 
the cable car goes downhill, and 
gets up to 15 or even 20 miles per 
hour. The best bet is to buy a 
walkman, and tum up your 
AC/DC cassette to maximum 
volume. Torture? Yes, but it sure 
beats tourist talk. 

Apparently, cable cars have 
no time schedule because the 
operator makes a stop every time 
he needs a smoke break. They 
don't care. It seems that to 
become a brakeman on a cable 
car line, you have to pass a series 
of tests in rudeness, or else you 
don't get hired. Heck, just 
because Fred is from Iowa, and 
Helga's from Germany, doesn't 
mean that they should be treated 
like cows. 


The historic trolleys only 
operate a few months out of the 
year and are nothing more than 
glorified busses, except that they 
are slower, and of yea, the're also 
more colorful. 

BART, on the other hand, is 
probably the most derided form 

of public transportation because 
of the sheer number of people 
who rely on it everyday. 

There is nothing more 
frustrating than sitting of a 
crowded train at 7:30 in the 
morning and going nowhere 
because there's another train in 
front of yours. There is nothing 
more aggravating than sitting 
on a train and watching the 
doors not close because of some 
mechanical function. And 
finally, there is nothing more 
humiliatig than having run 
down a flight of stairs, only to 
have the train operator close the 
doors in your face, almost taking 
your nose off in the process. 

For all its faults, though, it is 
probably the best form of 
transportation around. 

BUSSES serve only one useful 
purpose - while waiting for one. 
there is plenty of time to strike up 
a conversation with a stranger. 
Forget the fern bars and the 
healthclubs. San Francisco bus 

stops have become a regular 
pick-up scene. I've heard stories 
aboiut one man, who while 
waiting alone for the 30 
Stockton tried to read all of War 
and Peace, but failed. Seems he 
only managed to ge to page 843. 

Now, how about THE 
UNDERGOUND? Some people 
call it the Metro, but the 
Underground seems to fit it 
better -- its dark, mysterious 
(who knows when the next train 
is going to show up), and smelly 
(that lady standing next to you 
must be wearing Eau de Goat). 

The Underground is like a 
roller coaster without the fun. 

— Rolando Vega 

Like a roller coaster, your body 
feels like its being pulled apart 
(thanks to the driver jerking 
back and forth every few 
seconds), and also like a roller 
coaster, you end up going 
nowhere! At least on a roller 
coaster you can go nowhere fast, 
but on the Underground it takes 


The ritual of "seat grabbing," 
is another phenomenon seen on 
the Underground. It's like the 
old western movies, where 
everyone catches "the fever," 
and races to California during 
the Gold rush. Whoever gets 
there first, gets the gold. The 
gold in this case, however, are 
empty seats. 

When the fever strikes, it 
strikes hard, and knows no 
limits. It strikes randomly, at all 
ages, sexes, races, religions, and 
occupations. No one is safe. 
You're just as likely to see a 
smartly-dressed business 
woman push an old lady out o 
the way, as you are a 
construction worker. It must 
have something to do with the 
air underground. 


A Geology course featuring the 
deserts of the world. A 2 unit 
course from Sept. 22 thru Dec 15 
will be held in the Science Hall in 
S-45. Geology 42B will be con- 
ducted Mondays from 7-10pm. 
An adventurous emphasis on the 
drier regions of the world. 


Sept. 11-25, 1988 


"Extremities;" focuses on 
one woman's revenge 

Art Aid: A concert for artists' rights 

By Jo Pollard 

It should come as no surprise 
next year when Farrah Fawcett 
is nominated for a 1987 
Academy Award. Her portrayal 
as a would-be rape victim in 
William Mastrosimone's film 
adaptation of his hit Broadway 
play, "Extremities" is award- 
winning caliber. 

Fawcett has come a long way 
in her struggle to convince the 
entertainment industry and the 
public alike that she is more 
than body, hair and teeth, which 
catapulted her to fame and 
fortune -- even spawning her 
own hair-care product line. 

Having it all together is just 
what Fawcett demonstrates in 
her latest film. She shows a side 
of herself that in no way 
resembles the cute smiling 
cherub she once portrayed in the 
hit television series (still in 
syndication) "Charlie's Angels." 


"Extremities," a modern-day 
horror thriller, is as timely as the 
morning newspaper. Fawcett 
shows what one woman can 
accomplish when her life is at 
stake, and the "system" is 
paralyzed to help. 

Fawcett, as Marjorie Easton, 
gives us insight right from the 
beginning of the film that she is 
a peace-loving, healthy, 
(racquetball enthusiast) 
unmarried career woman of the 

Her reward after a hard 
workout on the racquetball court 
is an ice cream cone, and this is 
where the trouble begins. 
Marjorie's sadistic, crazed 
attacker, played by James 
Russo, is in her car when she 
returns from the ice cream 
parlor, and he sets out to torture 
and rape her. But, partially 
because of her excellent physical 
condition, Marjorie is able to 
outrun him and hitch a ride 
with a passing motorist. 

The police, unfortunately, can 

give Marjorie no comfort or 
support since she was not 
actually raped. 

After a mere week, Marjorie's 
worst fears materialize as her 
attacker returns. 

Russo (Joe), the would-be 
rapist, is too young, in my 
opinion, to be the father of a 
school-age child (we see her 
when she calls her daddy to 
supper). But despite the 
miscasting, he plays his role to 
'he hilt generating hatred for his 
nasty character. When Fawcett 
(Marjorie) finally gains control 
of the situation, the audience 
(primarily women) applauds 
and cheers wildly. 

Marjorie gains the upper hand 
during a brutal struggle, which 
becomes an intense wrestling 
match (Fawcett was actually 
injured in the Broadway 
production due to the fierceness 
of the battle). 


"Extremities" crackles 
with electric shocks and 
surprises, and is not so much 
entertainment as a thought- 
provoking look at our 

It leaves the viewer 
exhausted, but wiser, 
wondering what can be done 
about an apathetic public, a 
police force with their hands 
tied because of the legal 
system, and the often timoo 
too lenient oontcno e o given 
to offenders who go out and 
kill, rape, and maim again. 

This film is Fawcett's 
finest work, right up there 
with her outstanding 
television performance in 
"The Burning Bed." Her 
growth as an actress and a 
woman move her one more 
rung up the ladder of 
theatrical success. 

Our apologies to the following 
people for the misspelling of their 
names; Gary Lalonde, Honey- 
moon Suite, and The Blow 
Monkeys. We apologize for any 
(inconvenience that this may have 

Up & Coming . . . The Models 

Australia has many things to 
boast- of its kangaroos, Koals, 
and it's commercial, and now its 
models- not the kind you would 
find in GQ or Vogue, but the five 
man band known as the Models. 

The creative forces of the group 
are James Freud (vocals, bass) 
and Sean Kelly (guitar & vocals). 
With the addition of Roger 
Mason (keyboards), Barton Price 
(drums) and James Valentine 
(saxaphone) the line up is com- 

Prior History 

Freud & Kelly have been work- 
ing together since 1974 when they 
were both students in Melbourne. 
They collectively formed a group 
called Teenage Radio Stars, 
which also included Mason. They 

By Kevyn Clark 

A lot of faces were older, more 
serious. Occasionally, a 
handshake ended up in a hug 
and "Christ, it's been a lot of 

In one part of the club, 
amplifiers and guitars were 
taken from the stage and packed 
away, while others took their 

In another part of the club, 
five artists, responsible for most 
of the psychedelic concert poster 
art of the 1960's, sat around a 
table answering questions about 
the benefit concert and pending 
legal battle. The rest of the club 
was filled with the curious; 
wandering around, examining 
the hundreds of original 60's 
concert posters hanging on 
walls; and the serious, guzzling 
drinks and settling into a space 
preparing for some righteous 

In late August, five artists - 
Victor Moscono, Wes Wilson, 
Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, 
and Rick Griffin ~ joined forces 
to combat family dog concert 
promoter Chet Helms. The battle 
involves a matter of concert 
posters drawn by the artists for 
the promoter during the 60's and 

This year, the promoter 
copyrighted the artwork and a 
fight ensued. Who originally 
owned the posters/artwork? Is it 
copyrightable? By artist or 
promoter? Why is there such a 
difference in legal precedence 
concerning copyrighting 
artwork before 1978 and after? 
Who is right and who is wrong? 
Unfortunately, what was 
originally a labor of loveduiring 
a period when that was all that 
mattered, will end up in a 
courtroom -- lawyer pitted 
against lawyer. 

"The benefit was more a 
celebration of the past than 
anything else," says artist 
spokesman Lee Housekeeper. 
"In the meantime, maybe we can 
create some law that will stand 
in time so artists will be 

The show itself was madness. 
It was hard to believe so much 
could happen in such a short 
period of time on a stage as small 
as the one at the Club 9. 

Most of the musicians playing 
that night had appeared on 
concert posters from years ago. 
Sal Valentino from The Beau 
Brummels teamed-up with 
Stoneground's John Blakeley, 
Annie Sampson, Hoo Doo 

Rhythm Devil's Scott 
Mathews and Richard Olson 
from the Charlatans to open up 
the show. Valentino's special 
guests included James Gurley 
from Big Brother & The 
Holding Co. and Jenny 

The second set re-united 
Thunder & Lightening, Nick 
Gravenites of The Electric 
Flag, John Cippolina and 
Gregg Elmore from Quick- 
silver Messenger Service, and 
Doug Kilmer from Commander... 
Cody's Lost Planet Airmen. 

Thunder & Lightening 
shook the club. They always do. 
Billy Roberts took to the stage 
with Thunder & Lightening and 
played his hit "Hey Joe," then 
helped blues giant Johnny Lee 
Hooker rock & roll another two 
songs onto the crowd. 

After a short break, Zulu 
Spear, a local group, ended the 
show with a set that got 
everybody on their feet. 
Even a few of the artists 
themselves stopped signing 
autographs and posters long 
enough to get up and dance. 

Why not? The legal battle that 
was the inspiration for the 
concert in the first place seemed 
secondary at that point - for 
now, lets boogie. 

"Everyone had a blast," says 
Housekeeper. "Our only no-show 

was Jesse Colin Young, who was 
stung by a bee this afternoon 
and had to stay in bed. Everyone 
wants to do it again." 

He adds: "there are a lot of 
things I don't think we should 
talk about at this time. Why 
don't we talk about the next 

A second Artist Rights benefit 
concert is tentatively scheduled 
for October 22nd at the Old 
Filmore West. A celebration of 
the past indeed. 

had a hit "Wanna Be Your Baby" 
which brought them early success 
in Australia. They recorded in 
album Breaking Silence and open- 
ed for Gary Numan in 1979. 

The Models name was thought 
up by the original bass player ac- 
cording to Freud. They decided to 
keep the name because "it sounds 
good. It has great graphics and 
it's the kind of name that can be 
applied to a whole lot of things. 
It's very versatile." Most of the 
music is written by Freud & Kel- 
ly. Freud said "I draw upon 
previous experiences (when he 
writes) I write about really per- 
sonal things. 

Freud feels that videos are im- 
portant to a group because they 
help establish them. 

Freud said that they like to be 
involved in making videos and 
that they even helped design the 
story board for their "Out of 
Mind, Out of Sight" video. 


The Models are currently on 
tour. They have a follow up to 
their "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" 
album in the wings. A more ex- 
tensive tour will follow the release 
of their third album. Keep looking 
for the group from "down under" 
to invade your town soon. 

The Artful Lodgers 
is a gem of a play 


By Cheryl Cross 

Awakened from almost a 
lifetime of deep sleep, Sigourney 
Weaver, the only survivor of her 
ship's original confrontation 
with the"Alien,"is challenged to 
return and destroy the deadly 

James Cameron brings added 
suspence and gore in the sequel 
of "Alien." Although the film 
starts slowly, it eventually 
builds to seat griping excitement 
once the crew encounters the 
monsters' base. 

The film is full of amazing 
special effects that are sure to 
give nightmares in the weeks 

An enthralling period 
"Belizaire. The Cajun." starring 
Armand Assante, is about a folk 
healer who becomes the pivot in 
a plot of persecution by the 
British land owners to rid the 
state of it's original cajun 


The ethemeral photography, 
acadian music and primitive 
costumes draw the viewer back 
to 1859 Louisiana Bayou 

Though the film is full of 
venegeance, Glen Pitre, the 
young Cajun director/writer, 
knows how to spike scenes of 
tense confrontation with doses 
of subtle comedy- He truly 
portrays the color and temper of 
his Louisiana French ancestors, 

By Jo Pollard 

The City College of San 
Francisco Theatre is fortunate 
to be host to the Bay Area's 
premiere of Marshall Borden's, 
"The Artful Lodgers," a 
comedy/mystery starring CCSF 
alumna, Lee Meriwether, former 
Miss America. 

"The Artful Lodgers" 
compromises a group of 
fascinating characters ranging 
from a Texas millionaire and his 
wife, a stuffy Englishwoman, 
two golden-tounged Irishmen, a 
questionable countess, a 
stunning American female, a 
couple "just passing through," a 
cook, and a ghost - so lonesome 
for company he welcomes the 
strange assortment of mischief- 
makers who converge on his 
family manor. 


Marshall Borden, playwright, 
who plays Lord Reginald 
Quinton Leary, the ghost, is 
"invisible" to the cast, but much 
in evidence to the audience. His 
presence creates a fast-paced 
play loaded with repartee. 

The witty dialogue, packed 
with puns, jokes, and roguish 
humor, elicits a perfect blend of 
theatrics for the theater-goer. 


Director Stuart Bishop keeps a 

tight rein on the cast. The 
excellent blocking allows each 
character to be seen to its best 
advantage, and with a cast of 13, 
it would become hectic; he 
maintains a natural balance. 
Each character is perfectly cast 

Marta Bilberd's costume 
designs are beautiful, "tacky," 
and appropriate, and the set is 
magnificent. Kristine Haugan's 
set design is bo tasteful and 
lovely that one could move rifht 
lovely that one could move right 


City College has an out- 
standing "behind the scenes" 
group of dedicated workers who 
executed Haugan's plan so well 
that every moving part moves 
with competent ease. 

The lighting, by Donald Cate, 
producer, is right on cue 
throughout the production 
adding another laurel to his 
theatre achievements. His 
lighting design is almost like 
another "actor," so important to 
the play is it. 

Marilyn Ostroffs sound 
design deserves applause as 
does this entire delightful 
theatre experience. Don't miss it' 

"The Artful Lodgers" plays 
through September 21 . For ticket 
information call: 239-3132. 

Sept 11-25, 1986 



A changing of 
the guard 

A strange thing happened to 
western college football teams, 
they have become a joke! 

Whether it's poor training, 
bad coaching, lethargic 
attitudes or just bad players or a 
combination of all above, the 
west coast has had bad teams in 
the past few years. 

In the past few seasons the 
west coast turned out only two 
consistently good teams, UCLA 
and Washington - a third if you 
count the always overrated 
USC, who will be lucky to finish 
.500 this year. 

Sure, you say Brigham Young 
finished No. 1 in the polls two 
years ago, but they played a 
schedule full of pansies, like 
Utah and Colorado State. 

Schools like Oklahoma, Penn 
State, Texas, Alabama, Miami, 
Iowa and Michigan have 
dominated college football in the 
past few seasons and they will 
continued to do so in the future. 


The western schools use to be a 
breeding ground for the best 
quarterbacks and running 
backs. But the last good half- 
back to come out of the west was 
Marcus Allen. The quarterbacks 
were Stanford's John Elway and 
Jim McMahon from BYU in 

The top players just don't 
want to come to California any 
more, and the state's top players 
are going elsewhere for college. 

All the good colleges are in the 
Southwest, Midwest or Penn- 

Football is particularly good 
in Texas whre it is as popular as 
the death penalty. The good 
folks of Texas have nothing to 
do but sit around watching 
Jimmy Swaggert on television 
and play football. 

In Texas, football is as much 
a religon as it is a game. It is not 
unusal for 20,000 people to show 
up for a high school game in that 


The differences between 
California and Texas regarding 
football is probably best seen in 

the way the players are brought 
up in the two parts of the 
country. In California, young 
people start playing football 
because they think it might be 
fun or their psycho-analyst 
thinks it might be good therapy. 
If you don't try out for your high 
school team in Texas your likely 
to be labled a commie. 

In Texas, ruthless college 
coaches have been known to 
start scouting players as young 
as 12-years-old. There have been 
some cases whre high school 
coaches have persuaded parents 
to keep their junior high school 
kid back a year in school so they 
can gain a few pounds or grow a 
couple of inches. 

The nurturing of the young 
player in California usually 
doesn't start until the kid 
reaches the ninth grade. So the 
player in Texas has twice the 
| experience level a player in the 
west has at the age of 14. 


There are of course questions 
on whether it is good for a young 
person to start playing football 
at such a young age well, of 
course, the answer is no. Too 
many kids are hurt playing 
football without the proper 
training and the big universities 
I use the young players like 
pawns in a poker game. Most 
don't get a decent education and 
if they get injuried they are back 
frying hamburgars at Burger 
King so fast it would make your 

I your head spin. 
So is there a happy medium 
where football teams can 
flourish, but not ruin young 
lives. There probably isn't, but 
maybe the west coast teams can 
toughen up their image, so this 
part of the country is not looked 
upon as a bunch of wimps 
I throughout the rest of the 

Case in point. I just heard a 
""nor that a college team in the 
area is planning to serve quiche 
sandwitches and mineral water 
to its players during half-time of 
I their games. 

City College cross country team gears up its run for the title 

By Mark Mazzazerro 

It's time for the Cross Country 
season to begin at City College 
and the big question is: can West 
Valley's 13-year stranglehold on 
the league title be broken? 

Let's examine the entire Cross 
Country picture and then look 
specifically at the women's and 
men's teams respectively. 

Cross Country running in and 
of itself is probably the most 
rewarding in terms of self 
satisfaction. Unlike many track 
and field meets, this is the one 
time where a long distance 
runner is in the spotlight. While 
some runners use the season as a 
tune up to the track and field 
season, many are running 
simply because they enjoy it. 


In Cross Country, a runner 
isn't confined to making 16 trips 
around a quarter-mile track in 
order to complete the distance. 
He or she is given the 
opportunity to run through some 
of California's most senic areas. 

The Cross Country team here 
at City runs at a different 
location every Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday. The 
women's course is three miles 
long; the men go four miles. 

Ken Grace, the women's 

The cross country team's hopes rests on the legs of (left to right) Curtice Aaron, Gigi Tapia, and Franchon Smith. 

coach, is optimistic, but realistic 
about his teams' chances this 
season. "We have 10 women 
currently running this year, but 
many of them are of unknown 

He also said if more women 
would come and run with the 
team, their chances might be 

Two runners who are 
returning from last year's 4-4 
team record are Gigi Tapia and 
Franchon Smith, both middle of 

the pack runners from 1985. 
With a year of Golden Gate 
Conference running behind 
them, both, according to Grace, 
should be more competitive this 

As for the rest of the field, they 
have not been tested. That, in 
and of itself, is one reason West 
Valley has been so successful 
each of the last 13 years. 

According to Grace the depth 
of West Valley team makes them 
almost unbeatable. 

Women's volleyball is back 

Put that together with City's top 
women runner, Kathy D'Ono- 
frio, who graduated, it looks like 
it might be a little too much for 
the ladies overcome. • 

This past summer D'Onofrio 
won the Western States 100, a 
hundred mile race from Squaw 
Valley to Auburn through the 
Sierras. It was only her second 
time running in the women's 
division of the race. 


According to Grace, the 
Golden Gate Conference is a 
difficult one. "If you leave our 
conference, you are practically 
guaranteed a spot in the State 
Championships," he said. 
"Ours is the toughest conference 
in Northern California." 

The outlook is a little brighter 
for the men's team Willie Hector, 
the men's coach, was very 
positive about his team's 
chances. "We have a good 
nucleus of talent," he said. 
"However, injuries could cause 
some problems for us." 


At the center of that nucleus is 

Curtis Aaron, a runner who was 
ranked 22nd in the state among 
Junior College runners last 
season. "Curtis worked out hard 
over the summer," said Hector," 
so he should be a favorite in the 

According to Hector, Aaron 
could be ranked in the Top Ten 
this year. 

Another good runner from last 
year's 6-2 season record team is 
Anthony Bryant. He, too, should 
perform well this season and 
help with the teams' scoring, 
said Hector. 

Other prospects on the team 
include Martin Aruajvo from 
O'Connell and Keith Almirol 
from McAteer. Look for those 
four men to form the nucleus of 
the Men's Cross Country team 
and hopefully give West Valley 
and the rest of the conference a 
real challenge. 


The Cross Country season 
begins on Saturday, September 
27 with the Lou Vasquez 
Invitational. Vasquez was a 
City College track coach for 21 
vear8 and is a member of the 
CCSF Sports Hall of Fame. The 
run is one of the largest meets in 
Northern California with some 
350 men and 125 women from 33 
different schools compete. 

Head to head conference 
competition begins October 10 
and continues until the 
conference championships on 
October 31. 

Both coaches are optimistic 
about their teams' chances this 
season, but that optimism is 
guarded. Right now there are 
just too many unknowns and too 
many variables to truly say how 
the team will do. 

But, with the talent both 
teams possess, they should both 
be fairly competitive this 
.season, contend Grace and 
Hector. Both agreed no one on 
either team is ready to let West 
Valley run all over them for the 

That is right, the City College women's volleyball team returns to action this season and Al Shaw returns for his fifth con- 
secutive year as the head coach with a 45-19 won-loss record. The team will be led by middle hitter Jaqui Brust, setter Suzzane 
K doit, middle hitter Margaret Leong, and setter/defensive specialist Bonnie Hong. Leong was a member of the 1985 Golden Gate 
All-star team, while 1986 marks the return of Hong who was injured early in 1985, and sat out the season. "We're looking to our 
veterans to bring this young team along," said Shaw whose '85 team placed second in the GGC and finished with a 17-4 record. 
The team will boast eight freshmen, mostly from local high schools, who will probably see much action. "We should be as good as 
we were last year," said Shaw. The Rams start the season with a home opener against Hartnell College this Friday at 7 p.m. 

City College Fall Sports Calendar 

Women's Volleyball 
Fri. Sept. 12 - vs. •Hartnell College at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 
Wed. Sept. 17 - vs. *Cabrillo College at Cabrillo, 7:30 p.m. 
Sat. Sept. 20 - West Valley Friendship Tournament 

at West Valley, all day. 
Wed. Sept. 24 - vs. *Santa Rosa at Santa Rosa, 7:00 p.m. 

Fri. Sept. 12 - vs. *College of Notre Dame at Belmont. 3:30 p.r 
Fri. Sept. 19 - vs. *Ranch Santiago College at CCSF, 3:00 p.m. 


Sat. Sept. 20 - vs. *Mendocino at CCSF, 1:00 p.m. 

Cross Country 

Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 18-21 - Greyeagle Running Camp at Two Rivers.^ 


New football coaches grace the field 


By Jim De Gregorio 

With the end of each football 
season , coaches tend to evaluate 
themselves on their per- 
formances - how well their 
respective players performed up 
to their expectations, and how 
that relates to the whole team 
picture. In other words, did they 
or did they not coach well. 

To begin with, a football team 
is divided into six different 
squads, weven if the special 
team units are included. At 
CCSF, Rush coaches the 
defensive backs, Dan Hayes, the 
quarterbacks and recievers, and 
Mike Parodi is with the running 
backs. The three new faces 
behind the scenes are Jack 
McGuire on the offensive line, 
Larry Clark with the defensive 
linemen, and Tony Sanchez- . 
Corea with the linebackers. 


McGuire is an interesting 
story. He looks like he isn't a day 
over the age of 39, yet claims 
that he is in his early sixties. 

Over the years, McGuire has 
accumulated plenty of football 
knowledge. Enrolling in high 
school in St. Louis, he came out 
to the west coast in 1942 to play 
running back for San Francisco 
State. A bum knee forced him to 
retire in his prime. 

Upon graduation, McGuire 
migrated to Alaska' where he 
taught and coached for 25 years 
at North Pole High School. He 
moved back to California's 

Jack McGuire 

warmer climates in 1971 and 
"bummed around for abouit five 
years" living a leisurely life. 

Giving up teaching all 
together, McGuire became an 
electrician, and he eventually 
went back to coaching joining 
the Jefferson High School staff 
as a line coach in 1981. 


Clark and Corea are 
completely different from 
McGuire. Both are young college 
grads, both played for Rush, 
were the captains of the their 
team, and both were recognized 
as first team All-Golden Gate 
Conference Dlavers at their 
respective positions of offensive 
tackle and linebacker. 

As former players it's 
advantageous to Rush because 
they would be familiar with his 

Larry Clark 

game plan philosophies. 

In Clark's case it is expected. 
For the past several seasons, 
after graduating CCSF in 1983, 
Clark has helped out as an 
assistant coach on both sides of 
the line and was elevated to a 
full-time coach this season. 

The six-foot Corea is the kind 
of a guy who was made for the 
linebacking position. Slated as a 
reserve, he won the starting role 
here at CCSF and was good 
enough to earn a sholarship to 
San Jose St. 

Will these coaches be able to 
look positively at themselves at 
the conclusion of this season, or 
will they forgo that kind of 
evaluation for at least a few 
years,' and just try to coach 
evectively? Whether they can 
meet this season's coaching 
challenge only time will tell. But 

Tony Sanchez-Corea 

keep your eyes on the team's 

final record in November, and if 
it does not look so hot then check 
the want ads to see if there are 
any job openings you recognize. 

Everything appeared to be 
pointing toward to the Rams' 
season opener this Saturday 
against Solano JC, but the game 
was cancelled last week by 
Solano when the host team could 
only field 13 or so players. 

To make adjustments for this 
unforseen problem, Rush and 
Hayes frantically confirmed a 
game against Yuba JC on 
October 11. The Rams will open 
the season against Mendocino 
on September 20th at home. 


In the meantime, in an 
attempt to beat up somebody 
else for a change instead of 

themselves in practice, City 
College piled into bus and van, 
and scrimmaged the Fresno City 
College Rams at Fresno this 
past weekend. The CCSF Rams 
did very well, especially 
defensively where in the first 
series ot 15 plays for Fresno, the 
host Rams failed to run or pass 
for even one first down. 

On the other side of the ball. 
City's offense, led by QB Tommy 
Martinez and running backs 
Louie LaDay and Art Taut- 
alatasi, rolled up 293 yards of 
total offense. Martinez 
completed 8 out of 11 passes for 
146 yards, three touchdowns 
and no interceptions, while 
LaDay ran for 23 yards on five 
carries and Tautalatasi 51 yards 
on six carries. 

On the receiving end of those 
touchdowns were freshman 
tight end Doug Bracy and 
8ophmore wide receiver Andre 
Alexander. Bracy caught two 
TDs of 48 and 29 yards, while 
Alexander caught one of 29 

In all, the visiting Rams 
outscored the host Rams three 
TDs to two. 

Although everything went 
well for most of the team, several 
players and coach Hayes wound 
up spending the night in Fresno 
because one of the vans broke 
down on Interstate Highway 5. 
According to Hayes, the van 
haB about 104,000 miles on it and 
this marks the third time in the 
past six months the same van 
has broken down. 


Sept. 11-25. 1986 

Some City College classrooms 
still not wheelchair accessible 

By Liz Ebinger 

With an estimated 300 
si udi-iil'- who have disabilities, 
100 of which are physically 
disabled, City College has once 
again launched a project to 
make certain campus areas 
wheelchair accessible, accord- 
ing to Charles Collins from the 
Department of Buildings and 

The project, which began last 
ramp to make bungalows 209 
(The Guardsman) to 213 wheel- 
chair accessible. 


According to Collins, a 
telephone call from Juan 
Gonzales, journalism depart- 
ment chair, last semester 
prompted the action. 

According to Gonzales, a 
journalism student who was 
confined to a wheelchair could 
not attend classes in B209 and 
B213. "Shortly thereafter, he 
was hospitalized and dropped 
out of school, "said Gonzales. 

Collins said that within three 
weeks of Gonzales' call, a ramp 
was designed by buildings and 
grounds architect George Shaw, 
but was not constructed due to 
the lack of proper funding. 

Designing the ramp, accord- 
ing to Collins, was a major 
undertaking because of strict 
state guidelines on the safety 
and location of any additions to 
the campus. The rough terrain 
surrounding the bungalows was 
another consideration, he said. 

"I imagine the ramp will be 
finished sometime this semester. 
If not, then next semester," said 
Collins. "We're not going to drag 
our feet, we'll get it done as soon 
as possible." 

Some Bungalows have received ramps, while others remain inaccessible. 

According to Collins, if the 
project goes out to bid, City 
College will advertise through 
the Department of Public Works 
(DPW), construction companies 
will respond to the County Bid 
Office, and the DPW will 
determine who will do the 
construction depending on the 
company's insurance policy, 
qualifications and the lowest 
and most acceptable bid. The 
DPW will then issue a contract 
to the designated company and 
construction will begin 

"Assuming the construction 
will not go out to bid, the DPW 
will assign employees of th City 
and County of San Francisco to 
do the work," said Collins. 
"Either way, we will try to 
undergo the process in such a 
way and time that it will not 
interfere with classes held in the 
approved bungalows." 

When students with disabil- 
ities are assigned to classrooms 

that are not wheelchair 
accessible, the Enabler Program 
attempts to help relocate 
students, said Jeanne-Marie 
Moore, Enabler head counselor. 
But, if the total campus were 
made accessible to wheelchair 
users and students with 
disabilities, then there would not 
be a problem, she added. 

According to Moore, the 
Enabler Program was not 
notified about the ramp project, 
but has discussed inaccessibility 
matters with Kenato Larin, dean 
of student activities. 

"The goal of the Enabler office 
is to make the campus as 
accessible as possible to 
students with disabilities," said 
Moore. "Otherwise wheelchair 
users and students with 
disabilities will not be able to 
participate in many student 
activities or attend classes in the 
assigned locations until the 
campus becomes more access- 

Feature Photo: The natural beauty of Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. 


North Beach 

con t. from front page 

Then, in 1962, Carol Doda 
shocked the world by dancing 
topless and a new era began. 
Broadway became the model for 
the nation to follow. The clubs 
recent city ordinances sharply 
regulate the Broadway night 

Today, North Beach is 
undergoing what may be its 
biggest challenge. Skyrocketing 
rents are forcing some of the old 
Italian businesses to either re- 
locate out of the neighborhood or 
close down altogether. Big 
corporations have discovered 
what many natives have long 
known about North Beach - it's 
a great neighborhood. 

Unfortunately what makes 
North Beach such a place is it's 
small, close-knit atmosphere. 
One can only hope that San 
Francisco supervisors will 
continue to negotiate with 
renters and landlords to help 
keep the traditional merchants 
in North Beach. If the old values 
of North Beach are replaced 
with Gelato Classico's and 
Carl's Jr.'s, San Francisco will 
lose one of it's most prized 

Calendar of Events 


Broadway and Columbus: The center of North Beach 


Deadline for the Golden Gate 
University Scholarship is Sept. 9. 
Deadline for other scholarships is 
Oct. 10: Atena, Brew Guru, CCSF 
Faculty and Admisistration, 
Liberal Arts, Orenia Brown Menzel, 
John and Genevieve Riordan, 
James Denman, Square and Circle 
Club, Asian Coalition. 


The Women's Program needs 
volunteers 2-5 hours a week to teach 
refugee women and their children 
English and parenting. Training 
sessions are on Sept. 18, 25 and Oct 
16. To register, contact Rebecca 
Hovey at 673-2358. 

The health competency ex- 
amination will be given Oct. 10, 2:30 
p.m. in Conlan Hall, Rm. 101. 
Students who pass this exam will 
have completed area Gl of 
graduation requirments. Ap- 
plications are available at the 
Student Union information desk 
and the Health Science Dept This 
test can only be taken once. 
The first annual Pan-Pacific Art 
and Wine Festival will be held Sept 
13 and 14 on the Marina Green and 
the Palace of Fine Arts. This festival 
is complete with lectures at noon 
and 3 p.m., Sat and Sun., and films 
from 11-12 a.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 
4:15-5-6 p.m. 

Sept. 21, 9 a.m., Lake Merritt 
Boathouse, Second Annual Run for 
Health and Peace in Central 
America. Pick up registration 
packets race day. 


The 5th annual International 
Student Essay, deadline is Dec. 1. 
Pick up rules and forms in Batmale 
Hall. Rm. 366. 

Richard Packham, who has 
mastered 8 different languages, will 
reveal a few of his tricks during his 
lecture "Secrets of a Successful 
Polygot," Room 101, Conlan Hall, 
Sept 16th, from 12-1 p.m. For more, 
call 239-3339. 


You can earn college credit and at 
the same time help kids with their 
math homework when you 
volunteer for Math in Action. For 
details, call 864-4223. 


Season Tickets for City College's 
Fall Performing Arts Series are on 
sale now. The price is only $10 for 
students, and $18 for the public. Buy 
now to see Bobby Hutcherson on 
Sept. 26th. Order ticket through 
CCSF Performing Arts Series, Box 
1230, or call 239-3339. 


The Transfer Center will provide 
four Workshops Oct 8, 12 noon, 

Nov. 6, 12 noon, by Michael Ar 
(in English) and Jorge Bell 
present the workshop in Spe 
Oct. 24, 10 a.m. and Nov. 18, 11 a.n 
Contact Beverly Eigner at 239-32 
Workshops are held in BNG 223.] 


The Transfer Center will spor 
three workshops on CCSI 
Scholarships. Presented by ElaiB 
M.i n in H i and Robert Dunbar 
workshops will held Sept. 22 at 
noon, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. and Sep 
24, at 1 p.m. Workshops are held! 
BNG 223. Contact Beverly Eigneri 


In the last issue of t 
GUARDSMAN we mistake: 
reported the results of part of 
censure ballot conducted by 
Academic Senate in Spring '86 

We reported that 81% of the in- 
structors polled expressed 
dissatisfaction over the P 
dent's administration. The cor] 
rect figure was 40% ag 
renewing Ramirez' contract 
Eight percent voted to renew hU 
contract, 1% offered no opinion, 
and 51% failed to respond to the 

The GUARDSMAN regrets the 



THE GUARDSMANS' 2nd Annual Drawing/Giveaway! 
Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to several City Col- 
lege attractions. Our second offering includes tickets to 
CCSF's jazzfest featuring Bobby Hutcherson on Friday, 
September 26th, and two season's tickets to CCSF's perform- 
ing Arts series. So, don't miss out on this excellent opportuni- 




.Student I.D. 

Clip and fill out coupon and drop off at THE GUARDSMAN 
office in Bungalow 209. The drawing will be held Friday, 
September 19, 1986. So, don't delay! 

GUARDSMAN News Editor 
Brian Dinsmore departs from 
his series on San Francisco 
neighborhoods, and offers a 
humorous insight on The City 
as a whole. See below. 

If you have a story, poem, com- 
ic, or editorial you'd like to sub- 
mit to the GUARDSMAN, the 
next deadline is Monday, 
September 30th, 1986. 

Vol. 102, No. 3 

City College of San Francisco 

Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 1986 


Residents guide to 
San Francisco 

College buys $5,000 
in security equipment 

Photo by John P. McCable 

By Brian Dinsmore 

(Editor's note: The past two 
issues of THE GUARDSMAN 

have contained news-features 
on San Francisco neighbor- 
hoods-providing some insight 
on, where people Hue. In this 
issue, different facets of the city 
which make it so unique are 
explored, such as dining places, 
entertainment spots, driving 
and parking. Also provided as 
well is a semi-guide to acting like 
a San Franciscan. So strap 
yourselves in, it could be a 
bumpy flight.) 


San Francisco has quite a 
reputation to live up to when it 
comes to gastronomic delights. 
Fortunately, there are a bevvy of 
fine restaurants to choose 
from. ..Now what to eat in the 
City depends on a few things- 
how much money you are 
willing to plunk down, what you 
feel like eating, and whether or 
not you mind waiting three or 
four hours. 

First the basics: the best 
seafood is no longer to be found 
at Fisherman's wharf. About all 
you'll find there is a really 
expensive corndog. The best 
seafood is usually found in some 
of the new "yuppie" type 
establishments that seem to be 
opening nightly across the City. 

If dining with yuppies sounds 
like too much plastic for your 
taste, try North Beach. Aside 
from offering the best in Italian 
food, North Beach has some 
great seafood eateries. Now I'm 
no Phantom Diner, so I'll leave 
the choosing up to you, but Lord 

Photo by Glen Smith 

A perfect example of how not to dress in 
San Francisco 

Clubland, there are a few 
things to keep in mind: Dress 
well, carry lots of cash to flash, 
and make a big impression (if 
not on the opposite sex, at least it 
will impress the muggers)--and 
for the sake of sanity, please 
don't pretend you're a fashion 
model. This trend, which 
smacks of Los Angeles vomit, 
was hot last year, but is very 
dead this year. Other than those 
hints, Clubbing is strictly up to 
the individual, but keep in mind 
there is more to life than paying 
$20 to sweat amid neon lights. 

First off, "REAL" San 
Franciscan's don't even own 
cars because of the futility in 
driving, and worse, parking. If, 
however, yor must drvie in the 
City, remember that most of the 
other drivers around you are so 
clueless they become frantic as 

Photo by Glenn Smith 



By Tony Hayes 

In an effort to thwart the theft 
of high tech equipment on the 
City College campus, the college 
administration has agreed to 
purchase $5,000 in security 
devices, said a campus official. 

The call for security measures 
comes on the heels of a $30,000 
heist of uninsured computers 
from the engineering depart- 
ment located in Cloud Hall and 
some $4,000 worth of miscel- 
laneous equipment during the 
sumer vacation break (see THE 
GUARDSMAN, page 1, Vol. 
102, No.l August 28-September 
10, 1986). 

Stating security reasons, 
Computer Services Director 
Mamie How, declined to say 
what or how many departments 
will get the safety devices. 

"We should have been doing 
this all along," said How. "But, 
so many departments got 
computers last semester that we 
didn't pay enough attention to 


Boarding a cable car can be a tricky business as this unlucky visitor quickly learned 


help you if you search for 
seafood and end up eating a 
Filet-o-Fish. Under those 
circumstances your best move 
would be the one to Foster City; 
you're a hopeless City dweller. 

As for Chinese dining, some of 
the best remain in Chinatown, 
but a lot of the best Chinese 
restaurants are now located on 
Geary and Clement Sts. For 
gourmet Chinese cooking, 
nothing beats Kan's on Grant. 
Kan's is a little expensive, but 
well worth it. For out and out fun 
in a Oriental setting, the call is 
Sam Wo's; bring your own 

Now if one is in the mood for 
cooking, just venture South of 
the Slot and you're in "Chicken 
Fried Steak" heaven. Never mind 
the grease, this is American Food: 
Pound those calories. 


Clubs come and go in this city, 
but over the last few years the 
South of Market area has been a 
hot-bed of dance fever. Down 
there anything can happen, and 
usually does. You can meet 
anybody or anything depending 
on your taste. 

If your're venturing out into 

soon as they leave the freeway's 
womb. Some drivers just 
shouldn't be on the road, while 
others were born with the 
inability to operate a motor 

A few extra minutes in your 
driving schedule should be 
provided for the odd tourist who 
thinks it's perfectly legal to stop 
in the middle of an intersection 
with his map on the hood of his 
rental car. And no, it is not 
alright with the police 
department to run tourists off 
the road. Or is it? 

As for parking, if you can't 
find a garage, you might as well 
drive home and take MUNI. 
Parking has become so difficult 
there are actually contests to see 
who can find the rare curb-side 
parking space. 

Meanwhile, our world famous 
metermaids are more than 
happy to write up, or tow your 
car at the drop of a hat (or a 
yellow zone). 


Okay, here'B where it might 
get a little bumpy. No freedom 
loving San Franciscan wants to 
be told how to act in his/her city. 
But it has been called to our 
attention that there are a few of 


Engineering instructor Durt 
Common, who had five 
computer work stations valued 
at $7,000 stolen from his 
computer-aided engineering 
class, was the first to get the 
security devices. 

"We had an alarm system and 
a high security cable system put 
in that fastens to the table," 
Common said. 

While he has the security to 
keep the computers in place, 
Common is now waiting to get 
the computers. But he added 
that City College's purchasing 
system is moving at a "snail's 
pace" at replacing the stolen 

"This semester's computer- 
aided drafting class has been 
handicapped by this lack of 
speed," Common said. "The best 
estimate on when we will receive 
them is on October 10, which is 

Photo by Steve Ericksen 


"Goddess" statue now waits for repairs near the College Theatre 

Goddess" finally arrives at City 

By Laurel Henry 

After months of delays and 
squabbles over money, the 
"Goddess" statue has finally 
arrived at City College. 

The statue, created by artist 
Dudley Carter for the 1940 
Treasure Island World's Fair, 
has been the center of yet 
another dispute over funding for 
it's move from Golden Gate 

Difficulties in paying for the 
statue's move from the Park 
arose after President Carlos B. 
Ramirez decided that the 
estimated $8,000 moving fee wets 
too high. 

The actual moving fee was 
$3,000, and the Student Union 
allocated the transfer costs out 
of their budget. 

It will however, be several 
months before the "Goddess'"' is 
restored and ready to stand on 
her own. 

Carter, who resides in 
Canada, is expected to arrive in 
San Francisco sometime in 
November. Another statue by 
Carter, the "Ram," is displayed 
in Conlan Hall. 

Carter will be donating his 
time and has been offered 
lodging with humanities 

instructor Marsha Jewitt while 
working on the statue. 

The 46-year-old statue has 
suffered severe dry-rot from 
years of water damage. It is 
estimated that it will take three 
to four weeks to repair the totem- 
pole like structure. 

Although Carter's expenses 
will be minimal, there will be 
other expenses to consider, 
according to Dean of Students 
Dr. Willis Kirk. Kirk said 
Carter will need two people to 
operate chainsaws and an 
architect to build the base for the 
statue. A tarp will also have to be 
purchased to protect the 
"Goddess" from further water 
damage. The total cost of the 
restoration is estimated between 

According to Kfrk, the Arts 
Commission has donated $2,000 
and the San Francisco 
Foundation will donate another 
$2,000. As for the additional 
$6,000-$7,000, Kirk says the 
funds will have to be raised. 

According to Kirk, a member 
of the Public Works Commission 
will have to approve the site 
where the statue will stand- 
since City College is on public 

you out there who have been 
watching too much Miami Vice, 
and need a bit of a refresher 


So lets bypass the pleasant 
anecdotes and get right down to 
it. First, Mark Twain never said, 
'The coldest winter I ever spent 
was a summer in San 
Francisco." That line was 
created by a tour guide who 
probably lives in Concord. 

Never let anyone know that 
the cold summers affect you in 
any way. Fog and wind is a way 
of life, and you should act at all 
times like you love it. Dress 
warm at all times, but never 
wear a shirt that says "I Love 
S.F." While 49er and Giants 
garb is permissible, anything 
else is strictly for the tourists. 

Never carry an umbrella 
unless the rain is coming down 
like there is no tomorrow. Only 
non-residents believe an 
umbrella will protect them from 

If travelling on a bus, please 
give up your seat to older 
passengers and pretty women. 
This is not only a dying San 
Francisco tradition, it should 
also be common sense. If you're 
a female, you still might give up 
your seat to men just to strike up 
a conversation about giving up 
your seat. 

While few natives ride the 
cable cars anymore, it is 
important that we show out-of- 
towners just how complex it is to 
board and dis-embark these 
little relics. Every now and then 
hop aboard a moving cable car 
while it's moving, just for the 
sake of showing off. When you 
plan to get off, look both ways 
before getting off and then jump 
from the car as it's rolling. 
Tourists think it's easy, and 
when they try this native's-only- 
ritual, it provides them with 
much embarassment. 

Cont. on back page 

Dr. Joshua U Smith, Chancellor California Community Colleges 

State community college boss hints 
political pressures may force him out 

By Harry D. Teague 

Describing his future as 
chancellor of California's com- 
munity colleges "very shaky," 
Dr. Joshua Smith hinted that 
political pressures may force him 

In a two-hour question and 
answer session Tuesday, with Ci- 
ty College students and faculty, 
Smith said his political future 
rested with the up-coming Board 
of Governors appointments by 
Governor George Deukmejian. 

"Will the change in political 
winds do anything to me?," said 
Smith. "I don't know, but when 
the Governor appoints eight new 
board members for me, I might 
not get along-then I may decide 
to go." 

Smith was in San Francisco for 
a day-long tour of the community 
college district, with a stop-over 
at City College. 

Smith said two legislative acts 
could influence his decision to 
stay on as chancellor, like Pro- 
position 61, which could place a 
spending cap on the wages of 
employees. According to Smith, 
passage of Proposition 61 will 
hamper efforts to attract the best 

The other initiative that 
troubles Smith is the Gann In- 
itiative, which was passed in 1979 

and called for constitutional 
limitations on state spending. 
Such limitations, according to 
Smith, directly impact funding 
for community colleges. 

"California is close to a 
crossroad and if it does not start 
making some hard fiscal decisions 
very soon, the year 2000 will be a 
disaster," said Smith. 

He added that California, for 
example, must continue to attract 
corporations, who prefer to re- 
locate in areas that have a highly- 
educated workforce. 


During a tour of the campus, 
Smith had a chance to visit the 
library. "I just came back from 
the library and I feel sorry for 
you," said Smith. He cited 
several areas needing im- 
provement- "The collection is not 
automated, the ceiling is falling 
down, and there are not enough 
chairs or enough storage space. 
Also, the collection of books is too 
small for a college this large." 

Smith also expressed concern 
with the computer labs. He said 
there are 3,000 students using 
less than 75 computers. 

"In a high-tech state, in a city 
that's a major financial center, 
this is definitely inadequate," 
Smith said. 

Cont. on back page 

Rams to clash with 
Brits at Candlestick 

By Harry Teague 

City College will receive 
international attention when 
the Rams footbball team clashes 
with the Brighten B-52's October 
6 at Candlestick Park. 

Last year, the Rams travelled 
to England and drew the largest 
crowd ever for an American- 
style football game (over 13,000) 
when they beat the B-52's 76-0. 

The game has attracted 
international attention because 
some sports analysts see 
the popularity of football 
increasing not only in Great 
Britian, but in all of Western 

"The English have had their 
share of violence with their 
soccer games," said head 
football coach George Rush. 
With football they can "vent 
their frustrations vicariously 
through the game, which they 
can't do with soccer because it is 
not a violent game." 

Rush said the game will have 
a morale-boosting effect on the 
Rams. "For our players, just the 
fact that they are playing in 
Candlestick Park is something 
unique and exciting," he said. 

The game also represents an 
excellent revenue-producing 
opportunity for both the 
Associated Students and the 
football team. To break even, 
only 1,300 tickets must be sold, 
said Rush. The Associated 
Student Council and the football 
team will split the profits 60 
percent and 40 percent 
respectively. If they can attract, 
for example, 10,000 paying fans, 
there will be a profit over 
$40,000, said Rush. 

The coach encourages the 
Council to actively push ticket 
sales for the game. 

"I have never seen an 
Associated Students event that 
had the opportunity to generate 
major revenue," said Rush. "I 
think this is a tremendous 
opportunity for the college. This 
could be a shining jewel for the 
1986-87 school year for this 
college in terms of its national 
image, and because it is 
something worthy of student 

Tickets are available in 
Conlan Hall, Room E-207 at $5 
for adults and $3 for those 14 and 


aept. £o-u*-- 

Let's start a 
writing tradition 

We like the recent City College proposals to dispense with the 
Proficiency in Writing Examination for graduating students and to 
implement instead an "across the curriculum" writing program for 
the college. 

Many students feel, and the THE GUARDSMAN concurs with 
them, that a single evaluation of prospective graduates' writing 
skills will only reveal superficial abilities (or disabilities) in 
rudimentary compositions that are of little use in real-life 
applications. Writing is, to a great extent, a very complex process. 
Try as they might, the English Department in going over these 
examinations can not give full justice to students by evaluating 
mere fragments of writing extracted from a group of nervous 
students. Furthermore, assessment en masse precludes allowances 
for student individuality in a process where individuality is all. 

"Writing across the curriculum" is such a good idea that we 
wonder why it has not been seriously considered before. Not only 
will it make the writing examination unnecessary, it will also help 
stimulate deeper thinking among students and help them express 
their viewpoints as well. With the full cultivation of writing skills 
grow the abilities to reason and to think clearly, for clear thinking 
is a prerequisite to good writing. 

A successful implementation of "writing across the curriculum" 
project entails the full cooperation of the administration, the 
instructors, and the students of City College. A good start is to 
shatter the false bedrock that gives the English Department sole 
charge of writing-skills development. Indeed, the sciences, the 
histories, and even the vocational courses (because students take 
interest in them) are fertile grounds for nurturing mental growth 
through writing. 

Of course, cooperation must also come from the students as well. 
Brave non-English teachers who have the audacity to require 
writing in their courses are frequently rewarded with dangling 
modifiers, sentence run-ons, and incoherent paragraphs. With a 
full-scale writing program in operation, the anthropology instructor 
will not have to plead students to "please write as you would in your 
English classes." Singular subjects take singular verbs be it a 
discussion on the apotheosis of Plato or the mating rituals at the Fiji 

We urge the district to conduct a writing workshop for instructors 
as the College of San Mateo did last semester. Instructors can pick 
up ideas on how to incorporate writing in their courses, on how to 
make students realize that writing does not necessarily take the fun 
out of their favorite subjects and that writing is essential to a coherent 
expression of ideas. 

We support the Academic Senate's recommendation to adopt a 
"writing across the curriculum" program here at City College. We 
believe it will raise our standard of teaching and our level of 
learning. Truly, it is an idea whose time has come. 



reprinted courtesy of THE SAN MATEAN 


Superman is a yuppie 

Is nothing sacred anymore? DC Comics, in a bold effort to regain 
lost readership, is scrapping old Superman to make way for a new, 
more realistic Man of Steel. Frankly, we are rather skeptical about 
this "realism" pitch because the new Superman storyline shows 
promise of becoming the next in a series of concessions to those 
(Dare we say it?) ubiquitous yuppies. 

Joining the ranks of yuppified Nautilus machines, Perriers, and 
bran muffins, our superhero and his alter ego will now protect peace 
and enforce justice amid young urban professionals who will 
probably be too busy reading the WALL STREET JOURNAL and 
sipping white wine to notice Superman's heroic deeds. 

Old "Supe" has been an important part of our childhood. We have, 
in fact, enjoyed him because he is too fantastic to be believable. 
This is how Superman should be. We cherish those many afternoons 
fighting Lex Luther and other villains. More importantly, 
Superman had helped us sharpen our reading skills, far more than 
Dick and Jane ever did. 

After we have had doses of excruciating realities called two-digit 
arithmetic and Chopin's Etudes piano lessons, we slip into the 
imaginary world of x-ray visions and kryptonites and for the 
moment at least, we forget everything else. 

But see, with the brie-eating, Reebok-weanng, career-oriented 
Lois Lane matching wits against the less wimpy, more flashy, but 
all-too-real Clark Kent, our children will hardly get respite, only 
subtle socialization, into the material world of the yuppies. 

Like Classic Coke, Gilligan's Island, and Oreo Cokies our hero's 
fantastic image is deeply embedded into the collection of common 
legacies we inherited from our parents that in turn, we would like to 
hand down to our children. 

Well, what will they think of next? A literate talkie where 
Sylvester Stallone will utter an intelligible word? No matter how 
hard we try, it just takes too much to get used to this uh, upwardly 
mobile superhero. 

"Letters to the Editor" are 
encouraged. Letters should be 
typed and double-spaced. All 
letters must be signed to be 
printed-although a writer's 
name may be withheld upon 
request. Letters may me edited 
for length and clarity.) 

Dear Editor: 

What a shame that the first 
GUARDSMAN of the semester 
had to end on such a dismal note. 
I found the cartoon "The Three 
Little Pigs & SPCA" in the 
August 28th GUARDSMAN 
both appalling and nauseating 
in its lack of taste and truth. 

Since the piece contains not 
even the slightest semblance of 
humor, the reader might believe 
that it is trying to make some 
sort of political statement, 
perhaps implying that the 
SPCA is hypocritical in its 
concern for animals. Yet, why 
would an organization that has 
such a strong reputation for the 
community work it performs be 
so poorly misrepresented? 

Obviously, cartoonist Tirso 
Gonzales is misinformed about 
the function of the SPCA, a 
nationwide not-for-profit 
organization operated entirely 
by volunteer efforts and funds 
raised by memberships and 
private donations. 

Considering its past perfor- 
mance, the implication that the 
SPCA is abusive to the animals 
its serves is both untrue and 

By printing such an offensive 
piece of nonsense as the "Three 
Little Pigs" cartoon, THE 
GUARDSMAN insults its 
readership and invites a legal 
charge of libel. 

Gina Maria Day 
SF— SPCA Volunteer 

Dear Editor: 

I am shocked to learn of the 
thefts occurring on campus 
28, 1986), but I think you should 
remind students that their 
property, as well as the school's, 
are in danger of being ripped off. 

Don't leave your valuables 
unattended! Certain friends of 
mine suspect shadowy figures 
from other schools of running off 
with their books. 

In closing, I thought I would 
write and let y'all know that you 
have a bunch of loyal readers 
here in broadcasting, and we 
enjoy and appreciate our very 
own paper, and I particularly 
enjoy your typos. 

Dana Galloway 


Dear Editor: 

After reading the inane 
editorial entitled "Civil Rights 
Violations" (THE GUARDS- 
MAN, August 28, 1986), I felt it 
was imperative to respond with 
the opposing view. 

If we accept your tenet (and 
mine) that in fact this is the 
United States of America and an 
English-speaking nation (a fact 
reinforced by the Hayakawa 
ballot initiative), then I believe 
that all immigrants have had to 
learn the language-the 
necessity of communication is 

"Given the similar endo- 
cranial capacity" of THE 
GUARDSMAN, literacy is 
defined as the ability to read the 
language and is the mark of the 
educated person. Thus, the task 
of education is to teach oral and 
written language and to 
ultimately foster commun- 
ication not to publish 
bilingually and defeat the goal 
of education at our college. 

Richard Doyle 

Dear Editor: 

Tim McGuire's article entitled 
"Student Apathy is a Con- 
tagious Disease," is right as 
applied to our campus (which he 
referred to as a "mystical 
place"). But, we should see the 
whole picture and not forget that 
our legislative student body is a 
sick, weak body, which has not 
been able to come out from its 
lovely chambers in the Student 
Union Building. Students are 
victims, but the Student Council 
also suffers from the same 

How many students know 
about the Council and its work? 
Only 700 of 20,000 students took 
the trouble or were convinced by 
the AS Council to participate in 
the last election; the Council 
failed to reach the rest. Now, 
who is to be blamed for this 

The AS Council's activities 
are limited and involve very 
few students. The Council has to 
come out of its chambers into the 
real world and help the students 
recover from this apathy. 

Tim McGuire has taken one 
step forward by inviting the 
students to their meetings. Now 
the Council should take another 
step to come out of its so-called 
"mystical chambers" and reach 
out to the students, to extend 
its activities, and to show and 
promote its existence. 

Haseeb Chaudary 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Remember last year's big fuss 
over the "dirty" lyrics in rock 
music? Wherever you turned 
there was a member of the 
Parents Music Resource Center 
(PMRC) giving rock music a 

Whatever happened to 
PMRC? Did they disband? 
Were they kidnaped by a sadistic 
rock lyric? „ . ... 

No way. The PMRC is stdl 
going strong, except that it has 
now stepped out of the public 

The PMRC (or Washington 
wives) is a self-righteous group 
that was founded after Tipper 
Gore (wife of Senator Albert 
Gore) heard her little girl 
listening to "Darling Nikki" by 


She was so repulsed that she 
called Susan Baker, wife o" 
Secretary of Treasury James 
Baker, and other Washingto: 
wives to help her clean up th> 
dirty lyrics in rock music and to 
save the youths of our country, 
to "bring about public 
awareness and to pressure the 
record industry" to police itself. 
In reality, these right-wing! 
fundamentalists would like to 
see rock music censored. Oh 
sure, we've all heard Gore and 
Baker claim that censorship is 
the farthest thing from their 
minds, but how many airhea 
actually believe that? 

What would you call PMRC's 
demand to record companies to 
re-evaluate the contracts of 
certain "objectionable" groups? 
Or the PMRC's demand that 
"objectionable" album covers be 
wrapped and cast off to one side 
of a record store out of reach of 
young children? Who would be 
the judge of the "obscenity" of a 
record? The PMRC? The record 
companies? Concerned citizens? 
Who? Who has the right to deem 
anything obscene? What one 
considers obscene may be a work 
of art to the other. 

All these little PMRC tidbits 
are a bit reminiscent of the 
1900's prohibition and the 1950*8 
How long will this farce go on? 
The PMRC is very powerful 
not only because of the 
positions of its board members 
but also because there is no 
organization to fight back and 
because of the public's 

The only way to stop this 
crusade by a group of frustrated 
housewives is to protest. We 
must all band together because 
there is strength in numbers, we 
have to fight back if we want to 
retain our freedom of choice. 

If PMRC members do not 
want their kids listening to 
certain artists, they are free to 
stop their kids. I want the option 
to decide for myself. You can 
help by calling and writing 
senators, congressmen, and 
record companies telling them 
how you feel. 

"'Whom are you?' said he, for he 
had been to night school." 

-George Ade 


gizes to the Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to 
Animals (SPCA) for what many 
considered to be a defamatory 
SPCA comic strip published in 
the August 28, 1986 issue of 

We affirm the meritorious 
deeds the SPCA has been 
performing over the years, and 
we regret any embarrassment 
this comic strip may have 
caused them. 


Dear Editor: 

A word about the CCSF drama 
production of "Artful Lodgers:" 
absolutely great! Oops, two 
words, and worth a bookful 
more, all in praise. 

I thought the drama and the 
music departments had reached 
a highpoint with "A Little Night 
Music" last summer, but they 
are continuing to reach higher 
and higher grounds. 

John T. O'Brien 
Department of Art 

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Giving Good Vibes: 

The Scene 

An interview with jazz great Bobby Hutcherson By K,v *° c, " k 

By Timothy Williams 

Fresh from a tour of Europe 
and Japan earlier this year, jazz 
vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson 
will perform at the City College 
Theater on Friday, September 
26th at 8 p.m. 

Hutcherson will be accom- 
panied by faculty members 
David Hardiman, trumpet and 
flugel horn; Jim Martinez, 
trombone; Charles McCarthy, 
Jr., woodwinds; Willis Kirk, 
drums; and Kwaku Daddy, 

In jazz circles, Hutcherson, 
who plays the vibraphone (an 
instrument similar to the 
xylophone), is a very well- 
respected musician, and City 

College scored a coup by having 
the much sought-after performer 
"Why am I playing at City 
College?" laughed Hutcherson, 
during a recent interview, 
"because of the money, what 
else?" But Hutcherson, a 
resident of Half Moon Bay, likes 
the idea of playing close to home, 
and getting paid for it. 


Hutcherson started playing 
jazz professionally in Los 
Angeles, while he was still in 
high school. His inspiration in 
the early days was jazz-great 
and vibraphonist Milt Jackson, 
whom Hutcherson has since met 
and performed with. 

After playing in local clubs for 

Courtesy of The Berkly Agency 

a few years, Hutcherson made 
the move to New York- bigger 
clubs, bigger musicians, and a 
chance at a recording contract. 
At the time, I was married 
already," he said, "so I didn't 
have time to run around. I had to 
be serious." 


During his rise to stardom, 
Hutcherson worked with some of 
the biggest names in the jazz 
world including Dexter 
Gordon, Sonny Rollins, McCoy 
Tyner, and Woody Shaw. 
Gordon has since become of his 
closest friends, and though this 
relationship, Hutcherson landed 
a role in the upcoming movie 
"Round Midnight." 

"Dexter already had the lead 
role in the movie," Hutcherson 
said, "and there was one 
character that reminded him of 
me. To be in a movie you've got to be 
able to act. I didn't get the part 

The film, which is slated for 
release later this year, is about 
an expatriate American jazz 
musician living in Paris. In 
addition to Hutcherson and 
Gordon, the cast includes Herbie 
Hancock and Billie Higgins. 

"Except for Dexter," said 
Hutcherson, "I probably have 
the biggest part in the movie." 
Along with his new found 
movie career, Hutcherson also 
appeared on this year's Grammy 
Awards in the show's jazz 
segment. He also receltly was in 
"Vibes the Summit" at Harlem's 
Apollo Theater, and toured 
Japan and Europe, as well as the 
United States. 

Hutcherson couldn't be 
happier with his increased 
visibility. But for now though, 
the jazz great belongs to City 

Bobby Hutcherson at work. 

Television-The Best is the Old 

By Timothy Williams 

In recent months, television 
programming has gotten a lot 
better. No, I'm not talking about 
the new television season, or 
"Miami Vice's" new look, or 
NBC's Thursday night lineup, 
or even "L.A. Law." I'm talking 
about the return of "Batman," 
'The Monkees," "Get Smart," 
and "The Munsters." 

These shows, which all had 
their heyday in the '60's, relied on 
their sheer absurdity for laughs. 


In "Batman," the long 
fighting sequences that take 
place between the heroes and 
vi Hi, ms, is a parody of nearly 
every cops and robbers show 
before it. Although both good 
guys and bad guys take their 
share of "whacks," "crunches," 

Transfer Center provides answers 

By Jeannie Martha 

Having problems transferring 
to a four-year college or universi- 
ty? Not quite sure about a major 
yet? If so. the Transfer Center 
might be the place for you. 

"The Transfer Center is design- 
ed to help students with problems 
and answer any questions they 
may have," said Beverly Eigner, 
coordinator. She said, pamphlets, 
workshops, and a highly qualified 
staff are available to clear up any 
difficulties that students face dur- 
ing the transfering process, in- 
cluding giving instructions on 
how to fill out financial aid forms, 
applications for colleges, and giv- 
ing information on job skills and 


According to Eigner, another 
feature available to students is 
the resource library, which pro- 
vides catalogs and guide books on 
information regarding transfers. 
She said college recruiters also 
make visits during the semester 
providing additional information 
on requirements to four-year 

In September, representatives 
from Norte Dame, Dominican 
College, San Francisco State, 
U.C. Berkeley, Golden Gate 
University. U.C. Davis, and U.C. 
Santa Cruz visited or will be 
visiting our campus. 


The Center also sponsors 
transfer fairs and tours to dif- 
ferent schools, said Eigner. She 
said the fairs, which are held 
periodically at City College, bring 
together representatives from a 

variety of schools to keep 
students up-to-date on the latest 
transfer requirements and to give 
students a first-hand look at the 
campus that they're interested in 

According to Eigner there are 
workshops on how to write the 
U.C. application essay, filling out 
financial aid forms, and scholar- 
ship information. There are also 
workshops on making career 

The tranfer center has been at 
City College for almost two years, 
with a coordinator and a staff of 
volunteer peer advisors. 

"We enjoy helping students 
with their problems and we have a 
lot to offer," said Eigner. "Our 
purpose is to help students 
establish and recognize career 
and educational goals." 

The transfer center is located in 


Writers and artists are wanted 
to submit items for publication in 
a new journal. Topics include 
poetry, short fiction, and 
historical, political, and cultural 
essays. The deadline is Oct. 15th. 
Send material to "We Close When 
You Leave," c/o Liam Riordan, 
2601 Channing Way #104, 
Berkeley, CA 94704. Please in- 
close SASE. 

and "kapows," with everything 
from baseball bats to bowling 
balls, no one ever gets hurt; 
certainly not Batman or Robin, 
who are too busy letting the evil 
"Joker" and "Riddler" slip 
through their gloved hands. 
When you think about it, it's a 
good thing Joker or Riddler 
were never put in prison. 
Imagine Joker telling one of his 
crummy jokes to his axe- 
murderer cellmate, or Riddler 
asking the boys in the yard how 
to divide three apples equally 
among five people. For you and 
I, the simplest way would be to 
make applesauce, but the easiest 
way for real-life bad guys would 
probably be to knock off the 
other four, and the other eat all 
the apples himself. Heck, who 
likes applesauce anyway? 

"Get Smart" was of course a 
parody on James Bond. The 
bumbling Maxwell Smart was 
also a direct ocopy of that other 
clumsy secret agent, Inspector 

No one took poor Max 
seriously, and for good reason. 
But at the end of the 30-minute 
show, Max always got his man 
(or woman), something that 
can't be said for Agent 99. 

"The Monkees" and 'The 
Munsters" were recently 
resurrected on cable t.v. Like the 
other programs, they were 
farcical imitations of well- 
known things, in this case, The 
Beatles, and the idea of 
unfriendly monsters. Both 
shows were successful enough 
that they were able to take on a 
life of their own, and once they 
became independent of the 
objects they were parodying, 
they got even better. 

Today, kids can watch 'The 
Monkees" and they have no idea 
that the band is only a copy of 
The Beatles. 

These shows, along with 
others like "The Beverly 
Hillbillies," come from a period 
which may not have been the 
Golden Age of Television, but at 
least it was more fun and much 
more entertaining than the 
i nsipid sitcoms of recent years. 

See the struggling journalism 
student transformed into a 
mindless zombie. Watch as he 
spends countless hours 
traveling from nightclub to 
nightclub listening to deafening 
rock music. Witness gallons of 
fermented beverages disappear 
before your very eyes. Horror 
like you've never seen before 
in...'The Thing That Never 

My weekend began almost a 
week ago. I realize now, of 
course, that if I had ignored the 
first invitation I got to go listen 
to some music, I would't be in the 
shape I'm in now (nine different 
clubs and three major concerts 
in one week is a new record). 


Monday night seemed like a 
death march around the city. 
Three different clubs located in 
various parts of San Francisco 
with nothing in between, except 
vicious bus drivers wary of 
allowing someone in my 
condition on the bus. 

By Wednesday, I had started 
to write notes on paper napkins 
and stuff them into my pockets 
to be read later. Most of them 
were stained with beer and 
whiskey and very unreadable. 

By Friday, I was reduced to 
trying to read these same notes, 
while traveling on the bus. Quite 

Calendar of Events 


The San Francisco Musical 
Theater is presenting "Cabaret" 
at the Victoria Theater Sept. 25 
through Oct. 12th. Showtime is 
at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees 
at 2:30 p.m. Call 282-0894. 


Bobby Hutcherson appears at 
the CCSF College Theater 8 
p.m. on Sept. 26th. Tix are $4 for 
students, $5 general; don't miss 
it, 'cause it's gonna be hot! 
Dial 239-3339 for the good word. 


The Transfer Center is 
sponsoring workshops on 
financial aid in both English 
and Spanish. October 8th and 
Nov. 6th will be in English, and 
Oct. 24th and Nov. 18th in 
Spanish. Understand? Com- 
prendes? No? Call 239-3297. 


Lectures by Roger Baird and 
Brian Isobe on respectively, 
"Metal Arts Around the World: 
The Good Stuff," and "Gallery 
and Exibition Practices" will be 
sponsored by the Art Depart- 
ment on Sept. 26th. 


John Rothmann will lecture 
on "Problems of Political 
Leadership in America," on 
October 8th in the lower level of 
the Student Union. 


An Israeli view of the 
situation in the Middle East will 
be given by John Rothmann on 
Oct. 8th, Room 101, Conlan Hall, 
12 noon. Be there! 


City College faculty members 
Judy Hubell and Madeline 
Mueller will perform a program 
of songs and piano pieces of the 
1920's at Old First Church on 
Sept. 26th at 8 p.m. Call 239-3641 
for more info. 


Dr. Mario Barrera, and 
Associate Professor of Chicano 
Studies at U.C. Berkeley will 
speak on "Identity and Assimila- 
tion," on Sept. 26th at 11:00 a.m. 
in ARTS 308. 


Any student 17 or 18 years of 
age who demonstrate excellence 
in dance, music, theatre, visual 
arts, or writing is eligible to win 
one of thirty awards of up to 
$3,000. The talent search spon- 
sored by the National Foundation 
for Advancement in the Arts, in- 
cludes a $30 fee. Applications are 
in BATL 366, and the deadline is 
Oct. 1st. 

a few wound up on the floor, out 
the window, or were used to wipe 
catsup stains off my jacket. 


An older gentleman sitting 
behind me asked what I was 
doing. I told him I was a 
columnist for a newspaper. Out 
came a napkin of his own, which 
he shoved into my face 
demanding an autograph. I 
signed it Herb Caen. 

By Friday, I had stopped 
taking notes altogether. I was 
hoping my memory wasn't 
totally destroyed and I'd be able 
to remember at least the 
highlights of the past week. 
Besides, I'd run out of napkins. 


I really don't remember much 
about the places I visited. 
However, The Full Moon Saloon 
has a fantastic mural of the 
moon on the Wall. The drinks 
aren't that expensive and the 
music is usually pretty decent. 
You can find The Full Moon at 
1725 Haight. 

Most of the better bands at 
The Last Day Saloon on 4th and 
Clement play upstairs. 

Unfortunately, I refused to 
climb all those stairs. 

Then you have The Stone, 
located a 1 412 Broadway. A few 
years ago, they remodeled the 
place and added a black and 
white checker board floor. Now I 
can never go into the place 
without playing people chess. 
I've had trouble in the past 
determining who are the pawns. 


Tonight, Stop That Train, 

reggae music at The Depot, S.F. 

On Friday the 26th, Karla 
Bonoff and J.D. Souther play 
Wolfgangs. On the same night 
there's the San Francisco 
Mime Troop benefit with Pete 
Escovedo at The Farm. 

Saturday at The Saloon is 
Fish & Chips (The Dinosaurs - 
minus Merle Saunders). 

Lady Bianca & Her Trio 
will play blues at The Baybrick 
on Sunday the 28th. 

The rest of the month seems 
pretty dead. Besides, it's 
midterm time and you should be 

One last note: early this 
morning I was riding the bus 
and a man got on that I thought 
looked familiar. Immediately, 
the man reached into his pocket 
and pulled out a crumpled 
napkin with my autograph on it. 

"Hey look everybody, Herb 
Caen, How you doing Herb?" he 
asked sitting down next to me. I 
got off at the next stop. 

See you at the scene. 

Photo by Mark Bartholoma 

The CD section of a record store 

CD craze gains in popularity 
at local record stores 

By Kevyn Clark 

Walk into any stereo store 
with the intention of buying a 
system and chances are you 
might walk out with a compact 
disc player. 

In fact, most stereo sales 
people encourage such a 

In recent years, compact disc 
(CD) stereo systems have 
become the fastest selling stereo 
components for Sony, Pana- 
sonic and General Electric. 
CD's out-sold tne standard 
turntable systems for about a 

Although the CD maraet 
threw turntable sales into a 
slump for a short period, they 
have never out sold tape decks or 
cassette systems. 

"Tape deck sales may actually 
be increasing somewhat because 
of the programing capability of 
the CD," said Tony Leavens of 
Stereo Plus. "People can pick out 
what they like best from a disc 
and record it onto a tape without 
even having to be there." 


According to various audio 
experts, the CD boom recently 
reached its peak. Although the 
average CD player price has 
decreased, prices still range 
from $200-$2,000 just for the disc 

"Chances are the average 
stereo system isn't compatable 
with many CD players, said 
Leavens. He added that CD's 

have a much wider range in 
fidelity than ordinary systems 
can handle, so in order to 
achieve optimum quality, one 

would also have to purchase a 
system set up for handling the 
high fidelity CD's have to offer. 


The average compact disc 
sells for $14, while albums and 
cassette tapes sell for $7 to $8. 

'That's too high priced for just 

another way to play music," said 
Derrick Walker of Rainbow 
Records. "I don't think the 
sound is that different unless 
you have a $10,000 sound 

Walker also said cassette 
tapes are still the biggest seller. 


Most record companies have 
begun to release new recordings 
on CD's, as well as the standard 
album and cassette. The trend 
these days seems to be the re- 
release of classics on CD's. 

According to Rolling Stone 
Magazine, with CD's threaten- 
ing album s a I . ■ s . record 
companies are trying "CD only" 
releases to take advantage of 
their quality and extended 
playing time. 

A planned release is a 
compilation of Elvis Presley 
recordings dating back to 1957. 
When completed, the recording 
will be only available on CD's. 

The only real way to tell if a 
compact disc system or the disc 
itself is really worth it. is to go 
out and listen for yourself. 
Certainly, some people think 
CD's are worth it-probably the 
same people who started the 
digital watch craze, big screen 
t.v.'s, and "Miami Vice." 

PMRC update 

tMiuuAihm m 

By Cheryl Cross 

Since the 'Porn-Rock' hearing 
before the Senate Commerce, 
Technology, and Trans- 
portation Committee last fall, 
the Parents Music Resource 
Center (PMRC) has stepped out 
of the public limelight. But the 
media and legislative debate 
continues to escalate over 
whether the country is moving 
toward a form of censorship. 

In the past month, Jello 
Biafra of the Dead Kennedys 
was taken to court over an 
"objectionable" poster con- 
tained in his latest LP. 
Presently, Madonna finds 
herself in the midst of 
controversy over her single 
"Papa Don't Preach." 

The PMRC was formed by 
Tipper Gore, wife of Democratic 
Senator Albert Gore from 
Tenessee, and Susan Baker, wife 
of James A. Baker, President 
Ronald Reagan's former White 
House Chief of Staff and current 
Secretary of the Treasury. 

According to news reports, 
Gore decided that policing her 
own children wasn't enough 
after listening to her daughter's 
record of "Darling Nikki" by 
Prince. Baker and Gore also 
garnished the support of other 
senatorial wives, six congress- 
ional wives, and the wives of a 
few Washington business 


In their first press release, 
dated May 13, 1985, the PMRC 
said, "Our principle objective at 
this point is to encourage people 
in the rock world to become more 
responsible, and to clean up 
their act." 

The PMRC proceeded to 
publish the "Rock Music 
Report," in which it warned 
"there appears to be five major 
themes that rock music returns 
to again and again: rebellion, 
substance abuse, sexual 
promiscuity and perversion, 
violence and nihilism, and the 

On May 31, the PMRC drafted 
a letter to Stanley Gortikov, the 
president of the Recording 
Industry Association of 
America (RIAA), outlining their 
demands of a differentiated 
rating code for explicit themes. 
Also, companies producing 
albums falling under the four 
different headings were to 
provide lyric sheets. The record 
companies were also held 
responsible for finding a way to 
rate concerts and videos. 

Soon thereafter, Gore, Baker 
and the other Washington wives 
began calling public meetings, 
writing articles, and appearing 
on talk shows. 


On November 1, 1985, the 
PMRC and the RIAA reached an 
agreement. The Center settled 
for a generic "PARENTS 
ICS label to be printed on the 
back of albums deemed by the 
individual record companies to 
warrant such a stigma. The 
PMRC vowed to review the 
effectiveness of this measure 
this coming November. 

Since the agreement, the 
PMRC has taken its campaign 
on the road with a lecture and 
slide presentation. The slide 
show consists of album cover 

art, lyric sheets, pictures from 
live concert acts, and excerpts 
from fan magazines. 

Ann Kahn, national president 
of the Parents and Teachers 
Association (PTA) has thrown 
her support behind the PMRC by 
encouraging the 24,000 PTA 
chapters, with its 5.6 million 
members, to use the slide show. 
The PMRC presentation will be 
featured at a conference on 
"Children and the Media" in 
mid-October to be held in 
Kansas City, Mo. 


Jennifer Norwood, a PMRC 
spokesperson, said the purpose 
of their organization right now 
is "two-fold: to bring about 
public awareness and to 
pressure the record industry to 
be self-policing." She said their 
show is not judgemental of the 
material presented, but merely 
exposes parents to what is 
available in the marketplace 
and to give them an awareness 
as to what their children are 

In November, according to 
Norwood, the PMRC will review 
the record industry's enforce- 
ment of their demands. 

"What we've got here is a 
group of well-connected 
D.C.parents who are raising this 
issue to the level of national 
public debate," said Edward 
Fritts, president of the National 
Association of Broadcasters, 
recently. "If the industry does 
not voluntarily respond, the 
PMRC will be prepared and in a 
position to propose legislation 
which will restrain the 

Regina: A red hot rocker 

Courtesy of Atlantic 

Regina is proud of her top ten hit 'Baby Love' 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Cases of mistaken identity are 
very common in the music 
business. Take for example 
Regina Richards, known as 

When she released her debut 
single, 'Baby Love,' everybody 
thought it was Madonna 
singing. When the truth was 
learned, Regina was pegged as a 
Madonna copycat. 

Although there are a few 
similarities between these two 
artists, Regina is in no way a 
Madonna copycat. 

The most obvious similarity 
between Regina and Madonna is 
their use of a single name. 
Regina said it wasn't her idea to 
go just by her first name. Regina 
wa6 the founder and guitar 
player for Regina and the 
Red Hots, a group she had 
formed in 1978. The group got a 
record deal in mid-1979 in 
England, and her record 
company changed the groups 

name from Regina Richards 
and the Red Hots to Regina 
and the Red Hots. "They 
changed it as a publicity 
gimmick to sell records," said 
Regina. "In England, Regina 
means queen. It is written on 
their currency and a court case 
would be 'Regina versus 

The group released an album 
without much success in 
England and couldn't get an 
American record deal. 

Frustrated in 1982, after five- 
and-a-half-years together, 
Regina and the Red Hots 
disbanded because "it got a little 
discouraging," she said. 


After the group broke-up, 
Regina decided to concentrate 
her efforts on writing music for 
other artists. Regina co-wrote 
her now famous hit "Baby Love" 
with Steve Bray in the hopes of 
another artist recording it. 

When the record companies 
heard "Baby Love" and the 
other songs on the demo tape, 
Regina was not only persued as 
a songwriter, but also as a 

Another similarity between 
Regina and madonna is their 
mutual choice to use Stephen 
Bray as a producer. "I am in no 
way a Madonna copycat," said 
Regina. "The reason I used 
Steve came from the fact that we 
worked together for three-and-a- 
half years. Steve used to be the 
drummer for Regina and the 
Red Hots. 

Actually, it was Madonna who 
first came to Bray and Regina 
when they were working at the 
Music Building (a rehearsal 
facility for aspiring artists) in 
New York in hopes that they 
would help her with her demo 


Regina's debut album 
"Curiosity" has just been 
released on Atlantic Records. All 
the songs on the album 
were either written or co-written 
by Regina. "I love to write 
music," said Regina. "Music is 
the kind of thing I've always 
been interested in. I had five 
older sisters who were always 
listening to the radio, so there 
always was music in the house." 

Regina is a self-taught 
musician. She can play the 
guitar, drums, and she also 
dabbles on keyboards. Regina is 
also a self-taught producer. She 
co-produced "Baby Love" and 
helped with all the arrange- 
ments on her album. 

Regina said "women have 
always been in the music 
business. I think the focus of 
women in music is broadening. 
It used to be that women were 
just good singers, as opposed to 
now where women are good 
singers, songwriters, and 


Regina's next single "Beat of 
Love" will be released on 
September 29. There are no 
immediate plans for a tour, but 
Regina said "I'm looking 
forward to touring when the 
time comes." 

It has been a long and hard 
eight years for Regina to 
establish herself, but now that 
she's done it, there can be no 
looking back. 

I'hmn by Kevyn Clart 

1 ~^ 


Albert King, Carlos Santana, and Buddy Miles backstage at the S.K. Blues Festival 

No weekend blues at S. F. Blues Festival 

By Kevyn Clark 

If you looked at The Golden 
Gate Bridge from Fort Mason's 
Great Meadow, you would swear 
the bridge was rocking back and 
forth to the blues. 

The thousands of people at 
The Great Meadow were 
definately rocking, and it was 
the lineup of musicians during 
the two-day San Francisco Blues 
Festival that kept them rocking. 

The combination of good food, 
fantastic music, gorgeous 
people, and beautiful weather, 
attributed to a memorable 
September 13-14 weekend, 
which should go down in 
history, blues history at least. 


On Saturday, as the crowd 
milled around lunching on 
oysters, ribs, champagne, and 
Louisiana Gumbo, the likes of 
Paris Slim, Sara Levingston, 
Jimmv Johnson. Jessee mav 
Hemphill, and The Dynatones 
took to the stage and laid down 

the law-the blues law. Blues 
greats Big Daddy Kinsey, John 
Adams, Joe Louis Walder, Roy 
Buchanan, and Texas "Blues- 
man" Delbert McClinton also 
mesmerized the crowd, 

But, Sunday was a true piece 
of blues heaven - a lesson in 
blues religion taught by Mitch 
Woods and his Rocket 88's, 
Rockin Dopsie, The Paladins, 
and R.L. Burnside. 

The sermon began when Jr. 
Wells and long-time partner 
Buddy Guy began to play. 
Probably the most loved team in 
blues since Sonny Terry and 
Brownie McGhee, Guy and 
Wells seemingly plugged in the 
audience and they became 

Enter Carlos Santana and 
Buddy Miles, who along with 
Guy and Wells, raised the 
voltage a bit and put the crowd 
into a blues coma-heads 
nodding back and forth, bodies 
swaying side to side. 



Only the 'Blues Mama' Etta 
James could bring the crowd out 
of that coma. James reached out, 
grabbed them and shook 
until everyone was standing, 
ready for the head preacherman, 
Mr. Blues, Albert King. 

For over an hour, King played 
magic. Between songs, he said 
repeatedly, "I'm only beginning 
to play. I hope y'all got the 

Everybody had the blues. 
King brought out Santana later 
in the set, to "get some more 
feeling from my friend." 

Another half-hour passed 
before King said, "I ain't ready 
to leave, but the police are back 

here. They say we don't have to 
leave, but we sure got to get the 
hell off this stage." Thus ended 
the 14th annual San Francisco 
Blues Festival. 


Promoters of the blues festival 
agreed that this was the most 
successful concert series to date, 
A more impressive lineup of 
musicians along with the 
relaxed atmosphere at Fort 
Mason, prompted higher 
advance ticket sales and a much 
wider cross-section of audience. 

Advance ticket sales num- 
bered in the thousands, and 
from glancing around the 
audience, it would be very 
difficult to imagine meeting; 
some of the people in attendance 
out on the street. 

According to Albert Kinfcj 
Etta James, and Jr. Wells, 
there's only one thing that 
makes it all happen as well as it 
did that weekend: "It's the blues: 
man, the blues." 

Photo by Kevyn Clark 

On stage Carlos plays the blues 

Ever wish The 

Guardsman didn't 

have this kind of 



Sept. 25-Oct. 9, 1986 




Ram Worrier 

Last week, the Golden State 
Warriors marketing staff 
announced to the public their 
new plan to attract fans this 
season. After taking over team 
operations in May, Dan Finnane 
and Jim Fitzgerald have 
approved the new ticket sales 
company-Warrior Worriers. 

At the risk of breaking 
copyright laws, I will steal this 
attitude and adopt it to the city 
College sports department. 


WORRIED-I am worried 
about the football team's ability 
to shake off the losing doldrums 
of last season's 1-9 record and 
strict penalties brought down by 
the Golden Gate Conference 
(GGC) for recruiting violations, 
and still have a winning season. 
I said in the season preview, the 
Rams should do well, and with a 
good showing in a scrimmage 
against Fresno City College two 
weeks ago, they stand a good 
chance to accomplish the task of 
winding up the season with a 
winning record. 

Yet, last season's record 
hangs overhead like a rain 
cloud about to spoil a parade. 
Fans and players alike were left 
with a bad taste in their mouths 
when the young Rams 
frequently lost in the wanning 
minutes of the game. 


WORRIED-I am worried 
about the soccer team. Although 
the team looks 200 percent better 
with respect to playing with 
more cohesiveness, coach Mitch 
Palacio's lads face the same 
uphill battle as the football 
team-a losing record. 

Last year's team won only one 
game while dropping six and 
tying one. So far, everything has 
gone well, with the 1986 team 
opening the season with a 7-1 
win over Notre Dame of 
Belmont, but we shall see. 


WORRIED--I am worried 
about whether or not the 
women's volleyball team can 
play up to or match last season's 
team, which placed second in the 
GGC with a 13-3 record, won a 
match in the first round of the 
state regionals, and wound up 
the season with a final record of 

Returning to the team will be 
several players of high caliber, 
including Margaret Leong, a 
member of the 1985 GGC all-star 
team, Jaqui Brust, Suzzanne 
Knorr, and Bonnie Hong. 
Despite the fact that the team is 
composed mostly of freshmen, 
look for coach Alan Shaw to lead 
the lady Rams into the NorCal 
Regionals once again. 


WORRIED-Can the cross 
country buffs hang with bigger 
and faster opponents in 1986? 
According to coaches Willie 
Hector and Ken Grace, the team 
that won five meets and lost a 
mere two, will hang tough. I tend 
to agree with this evaluation 
because the strongest runners 
from the 1985 team will return to 
CCSF for action. 

In the men's division, the top 
runners for the Rams include 
Curtice Aaron, who is one of the 
favorites to win the GGC, 
Anthony Bryant, Martin 
Aruajvo, and Keith Almirol. 
Franceon Smith and Gigi Tapia 
anchor the women's team. 

In the interest of my health 
and the reputation of City 
College, I beg and plead with 
these teams to do well. I cheer 
when they kick butts and I pull 
my hair out when they choke. 
Let's show other junior colleges 
what we are made of, and he 
winners, instead of worriers. 

Go Rams! 

Beat Merced! 

Let's Go All 



Soccer team plays tough team game 

By G. Gordon A. VaJledor 

In a week's time, Mitch 
Palacio, head coach of the soccer 
team has seen his frustrating 
hours of work pay off in the form 
of a polished soccer team. 

Last year, according to 
Palacio, he was angered to see 
his team play the poorest form of 
soccer-the individual game. 
Palacio said he wanted to see his 
boys play a "team" game, rather 
than a "self game. 

So far, with a blowout win and 
a tough loss in the opening week 
of preseason play, all evidence 
shows that Palacio's type of 
game will become a reality. 


Although City College opened 
the season with a 7-1 shellacking 
of Notre Dame College of 

Belmont, the Rams dropped a 
hard fought 2-0 decision to 
Tacoma Community College of 

Tacoma, reportedly the third 
best soccer team in Washington, 
scored both their goals in the 
first half of play. The first came 
in the opening minutes of the 
game, and the second on a three- 
on-one breakaway, (three 
Tacoma players to CCSF's 
goalie), came in the closing 
minutes of the half. 

In the second half, neither 
team could get the decisive edge, 
with both teams coming close to 
scoring, but failing. 

Despite the final score, 
Palacio was understandably 
optimistic. He said the entire 
team performed outstandingly, 
particularly Rams starting 
center-halfback Joaquin 


"The Rams should be 
competitive," said Palacio. "We 
are starting to work together, 
playing team ball and I have 
high hopes." 

Palacio also said he accepts 
total blame for both goals scored 
by Tacoma and it is not in any 
way the fault of his players. 
Palacio played people out of 
their normal positions for 
experimental purposes, which 
he said gave him insight into the 
team's strengths and limita- 
tions, and how to better prepare 
them for the regular season. 

The Rams, who valiantly 
battled Tacoma, appear ready 
for their conference opener on 
Tuesday, September 30 against 
West Valley College. 

City College Fall Sport Calendar 

Tues. Sept. 30 - vs. *West Valley College at CCSF, 3:00 p.m. 
Fri. Oct. 3 — vs. *College of Alameda at Alameda, 3:30 p.m. 
Tues. Oct. 7 - vs. *Consumes River College at CCSF, 3:30 p.m. 

Sat. Sept. 27 — vs. Merced at Merced, 7:00 p.m. 
Mon. Oct. 6 — vs. Brighton B-52's at Candlestick Park, 7:30 p.m. 

Women's Volleyball 
Sat. Sept. 27 — all day tournament at American River College 
Wed. Oct. 1 - Foothill College at Foothill, 7:30 p.m. 
Fri. and Sat. Oct. 3-4 — All day tournament at Butte College 

Track and Field 
Sat. Sept. 27 Lou Vasquez Invitational at Golden Gate Park, 10:00 a.m. 
Thurs. Oct. 2 — vs. *West Valley and San Mateo at Coyote Hills 
Park, S.F., women-2:30 p.m., men-3:15 p.m. 
Sat. Oct. 4 — Crystal Spings Invitational at Belmont, 12:00 p.m. 
•League meets, matches and games 

City College rips Mendocino 55-0 in season opener 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

City College of San Francisco 
gave notice to the rest of the 
Golden Gate Conference 
Saturday as the Rams crushed 
the visiting Mendocino Eagles, 
55-0, in the first game of the 
season for CCSF. 

It's difficult to decide who 
played better, the offense or the 
defense, but no one was ready to 
lay claim to the conference title 
just yet. "We're a football team," 
Coach George Rush said 
afterwards. "But, we have a lot 

work to do. Mendocino was not a 
quick football team." 

On defense, the Rams 
controlled the line of scrimmage 
throughout the game, holding 
the Eagles to just 26 yards 
passing. Thanks to seven 
quarterback sacks, the Eagle 
running game netted minus five 
yards for a total of 21 yards of 
total offense-or a little more 
than five yards a quarter. 


John Mixon, who had two of 
those quarterback sacks, also 

Photo By Steve Encksen 

Second string QB Ed Bailey 112) sprints for a 53 yard touchdown 


ate **, 

A great battle will occur at 
Candlestick Park October 6th 
between the Brighton B-52s 
from England and the CCSF Rams 

had the hit of the day on 
Mendocino's Shawn Haley, a 
280 lb. offensive lineman, lifting 
Haley three feet off the ground. 

"That really got me going," 
Mixon said. "We were anxious 
and I was having a little trouble 
getting into the game until that 

The Ram offensive line, not to 
be outdone by the defense, 
allowed Quarterback Tommy 
Martinez enough time to 
complete 12 of 15 passes for 270 
yards, all in the first half. 

On the rushing side, CCSF 
gained 240 yards on 38 carries, 
with second string QB Ed Bailey 
going 53 yards for a touchdown 
early in the third quarter. 

On their first offensive series, 
the Rams drove 57 yards on 10 
plays-all rushing-for the first 
touchdown of the season. After 
that, it was showtime for what 
could become the most 
devastating passing combin- 
ation in the league-Martinez to 
wide receiver Gary Meriweather. 
The two combined for touch- 
downs of 80 and 26 yards, while 
Meriweather finished the game 
with 212 yards on six catches. 

City closed out the first half by 
recovering a Mendocino fumble 
and using one play, an 18 yard 
pass from Martinez to Ram 
receiver Andre Alexander for a 
touchdown. The halftime score 
was 41-0 for the Rams, and the 
rest of the game was a foregone 
conclusion as City played its 
second and third string players 
the rest of the way to finish the 

About the only disappoints 

Photo By Steue Encksen 


Ram defenders were harassing Mendocino's quarterback all day collecting seven sacks 

merits were the number of 
penalties the Rams committed 
(15, eight in the first half) and 
the size of the crowd. Although 
State Senate candidate Quentin 
Kopp was in attendance, most of 
the crowd were either family or 
friends of the players and 

"I'm happy with the game," 
said Martinez. "I'll be happier 
after the second game. Our 
offense needs polishing." 

Coach Rush added: "Next 
week's team (No. 9 ranked 
Merced) will not be like 
Mendocino. We had better be 
ready-I know they will be." 

Instructor grapples with new form of physical 
education; could be a class by the fall 1987 semester 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Mitch Palacio is the kind of 
instructor who will settle down 
in his field of Physical 
Education and spend 25 years 
trying to improve on standards 
or at least try something new. 

The young soccer coach from 
the South Gym likes to keep 
active by testing and research- 
ing ideas that steadily come to 
him from his mind like fog that 
comes to San Francisco from the 

His latest brainstorm is an 
idea for a possible new class that 
could be added to the current list 
of classes the Physical 
Education department now 
offers. It would be a computer 
fitness evaluation course in 
where the student's body will be 
evaluated by a computer upon 
introduction and later after a 
certain amount of exercising 
evaluated again to see whether 
or not the student's physical 
shape improved. 

With all the developments 
these days in science, 
technology, and computers, 
Palacio felt that City College 
should offer some sort of class, 
similar to others offered at 
Skyline Junior College and San 
Francisco State University, that 
will give the student/athlete an 
idea of how well or poor that 
person is training. 


"What we are doing in my 
weight training classes is 
tracking the students progress," 

Continued on back page 

Photo by Adrienne Marks-Damron 

City College's coach/Instructor Mitch Palacio 


Sept. ZO-Uci- 


SMITH cont. Governing Board moves 

to adopt AIDS policy 


According to Smith, one of the 
most needed changes in the pre- 
sent system is the method by 
which funding is based. Present- 
ly, the funding formula is similiar 
to the one used in high schools- 
based on enrollment. A more effi- 
cient method would be based on 
performance, where the needs of 
each college is considered, not 
merely the average attendance of 
students, said Smith. 

The political game is a 
frustrating one for Smith. The 
way decisions are made, for in- 
stance, are on the political 
merits-not on the educational 
merits of a proposal, he said. 
"Our third branch of government 
called 'staffers' make their deci- 
sions based upon rumor; they 
base their decisions upon who got 
angry with whom-they are not 
based upon fact, nor are decisions 
given enough time." 


Smith sees his position as 
chancellor in California to be a 
weak one when compared to other 
states. He said he has only a 
handful of helpers, while in New 
Jersey, there are over 200 
employees to assist the 

"The Chancellor's office was- 
never designed to be strong- it 
was designed for people to be 
quiet and go along," he added. 

The lack of accountability is 
another disappointment for 
Smith. Because of the 
bureaucratic nature of his job, he 
said it is very difficult to properly 
reward people or to reprimand 
those who neglect their duties. 
Smith said it took six days for an 
administrative law judge to repri- 
mand an employee, which "is no 
way to run a shop." 

Smith acknowledged that there 
has been much speculation about 
his return to the East coast. 
"Should the rumor come true, I 
know there won't be a lack of can- 
didate for my job-unless Proposi- 
tion 61 passes, then we can all 
head East." 

PALACIO cont. 

said Palacio. "As tbe body 
adapts to the weight, the scales 
go up," he said. 

He added: "We've identified 
eight major muscle groups in the 
body. The student can tell 
whether or not to increase or 
decrease weight, and can 
concentrate on particular 
muscle growth. The important 
thing is students get a graph of 
their workout" 

As a former Olympic and 

By A.E. Milhailovsky 

The San Francisco Commun- 
ity College District (SFCCD) has 
moved one step closer toward a 
clear cut policy on AIDS. 

In an unprecedented action, 
the SFCCD Governing Board 
unanimously approved a 
resolution on September 16 
signalling an intent to amend 
the district policy manual with 
language "that no person with 
AIDS (Acquired Immune 
Deficiency Syndrome) or the 
HTVL-III virus should be 
discriminated against in any 

Student Health Center 
Coordinator Barbara Cabral 

hailed the Board action calling 
it a clearly defined stand on 
AIDS by the district. In recent 
months, Cabral and other 
district staff orchestrated an 
AIDS information campaign 
throughout the Community 
College District. 

According to the U.S. 
Department of Health and 
Human Services, AIDS is 
caused by a virus that breaks 
down the immune system 
leaving a person vulnerable to 
life-threatening diseases like 
cancer and pneumonia. Medical 
experts have testified that AIDS 
is only transmitted by intimate 
sexual contact and intervienal 
injections, not from casual 



On the subject of cable cars, 
remember to never call them 
"trolley cars." A trolley is the 
long pole that connects coaches 
to electric wires. Trolley cars are 
a thing of the past. And no 
MUNI Metro streetcars are 
connected to overhead lines by a 
pole, so they aren't trolley's 
either. Tourists love to call cable 
cars trolley, and if you should 
over-hear them at this faux-pas, 
remember to laugh in their faces. 

Now most of you out there 
already know this one, but there 
may be a few recent emigrants 
among the throngs who aren't 
familar with the phrase: "Don't 
Call it Frisco!" The name of the 
city is San Francisco, not Frisco, 
not "the big S.F.", or any other 

moniker. When Los Angeles 
became just LA, look what 
happened down there. Pretty 

While, what has just 
transpired is merely a rough 
draft of the way things work in 
San Francisco, it is important to 
remember that we live in the 
most special city in the world. It 
is equally important to 
remember that it takes a bit of 
effort to maintain what the rest 
of the world envies about our 
little town-sophistication, a 
splash of humor, a wry sense of 
sarcasm, and the best darn 
eaten this side of Des Moines! 

Thanks for coming out in the 


world reknown judo expert, 
Palacio had to train himself, and 
there were times he did not know 
what level of physical shape he 
was in. He had no idea what he 
had to or did not have to do to 
reach peek condition. All he 
could do was to estimate and try 
not to work out too much because 
according to Palacio, an athlete 
could get fractures, strains, and 
get stressed out by training too 

"An athlete has to monitor his 
progress and try to balance both 
the upper body and the lower 
body," he said. 



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Palacio has employed his new 
instrument on a weight training 
class that he teaches in the 
South Gym. Each time the 
class meets, 15 to 20 students 
train and evaluate in the hopes 
of reaching a goal set after the 
initial evaluation. Normally, 
weight lifting and training can 
get quite boring. 

Eventually, Palacio hopes to 
expand the class into a 
cardiovascular record system 
and a fat density counter, in 
which the student/athlete can 
effectively measure his heart 
rate and judge whether or not it 
improved, and see if his fat 
density decreased. 

So a student wishing to 
measure his development rate 
could enroll in the fitness class 
one semester and then enroll in 
the cardiovascular/fat density 
class the following semester. 
The bottom line though, is the 
person-whether a student or an 
athlete can learn effective ways 
to keep in shape no matter what 
time, or when in their lives. 

Palacio has yet to introduce 
the new class to any board 
members, department heads, or 
dean's or instruction, but that 
fateful time might be soon at 
hand. His goal is to have the 
class offered in the curriculum 
by the time instruction begins in 
the Fall of 1987. 

Feature Photo 

Photo by Steve Ericksen 

Mother and daughter take in the sights at the San Francisco Zoo. 

Master Plan commission focuses on transfer 
problems faced by minority students 

The special role of City College 
and the other 103 California 
community colleges in transfer- 
ing minority students to the 
University system is under- 
going extensive review by a 
commission studying the 
California Master Plan for 
Higher Education. 

For City College that role is 
particularly important because 
nearly two-thirds of its student 
population are minority 

The panel investigating this 
question is the Commission for 
the Review of the Master Plan 
for Higher Education, which has 
already recommended legisla- 
tive reforms in the state's 104 

The panel is considering how 
to update the Master Plan, 
which dates back to 1960 when 
the school system was 80 per 
cent white. 

Community colleges are 
critical to the examination of 
acccess, since 80 per cent of the 
community colleges' enrollment 
is its ethnic minorities. 


Yet, minority groups have a 
smaller proportion of students 
earning a degree from the 
university system. For example, 
for every 1,000 Blacks or 
Hispanics, just 16 Blacks and 14 
Hispanics will earn a degree 
from UC. By contrast, 56 whites 
and 176 Asians will earn a 

The lower completion rate has 
concerned educators because the 
previous Master Plan in 1960 
failed to consider barriers to 
postsecondary education 
incurred by minority students. 

Some of the problems cited 
by a preliminary report include 
"socieconomic factors, the 
decline of the public schools, 
immigration language diffi- 
culties, and assumptions made 
by both the majority and 
minority cultures." 

How the commission will 
change the present system to 
encourage a larger eligiblity 
pool is difficult to predict. The 
commission did indicate it 
would eliminate the option of 
total access. In its report, the 
commission said that "would 
open up the system to everyone." 

Although the panel won't 
make any formal recommen- 
dations until July 1987, some 
provocative ideas for reform 
emerged last week during a 
series of public brainstorming 
sessions in Los Angeles, 

The ideas, which reflect a 
laundry list of potential issues 
before the commission, include: 

-Should every qualified high 
school graduate be guaranteed 
admission to a baccalaureate 

-Should faculty, including UC 
professors who are considered 
amongst the country's best 
scholars, teach night courses to 
accommodate the increasing 
number of older students who 
work full-time or have family 

-Should the state guarantee 
admission to qualified, low! 
income applicants by providing 
necessary financial support? 

-Should the state continue its 
longstanding policy oil 
establishing the top eighth and I 
top third of California high! 
school students as eligibility 
pools for UC and CSU, 

-Should student fees, whichl 
now pay for part of the state's r 
cost of higher education, be J 
eliminated? Or should students i 
pay a larger share of such costs?" 

Scholarships aplenty 
at college 

The Fall semester depart- 
mental scholarships havp been 
released, according to Elaine 
Mannon, coordinator of the 
scholarship office. 

Scholarships available are: 
Aeronautic8--annual award, 
contact W. Stuart Millar, 
aeronautics department, 
Airport. Architecture- two $100- 
$250 awards, deadline the fourth 
week of the semester. Deadline 
for one $250 scholarship is 
October 10, contact Rendow Yee, 

Art--$50 three-dimensional art 
award, contact Richard Moquin 
or John Whitney, A121; 
Broadcasting-several scholar- 
ships of varying amounts, 
contact Philip Brown, A161; 
Business-secretarial careers 
scholarships, contact secretarial 
carees scholarship committee, 
L732, word processing scholar- 
ship, contact Peggy Vota, B466, 
and Business 135 scholarship, 
contact Bob Deiongh, C220. 

Criminology-one scholarship* 
up to $250, contact Petei 
Gardner, L212 by October lOl 
Engineering-five or more $200 
250 scholarships, contact thel 
engineering department, S148 
by October 10. 

Humanities-lottery drawings! 
for the SF Symphony and ACT 
tickets, contact the humanities! 
department, A213 or the English 
department, L556; Labor 
Studies-Two to six $50 awards, 
contact Barbara Byrd, 33 Gough 
Street; Mathmatics-one $50 
tuition award, contact Frank, 
Cerrato, L756 by October 
10;Nursing-information regard- 
ing National Student Nurses j 
Association scholarships,] 
contaft the scholarship office, 

Ornamental Horticulture-one 
$100 scholarship, contact, 
Eugene Duncan, Horticulture 
Center; Radiologic Technology- 
one to two $250 scholarships, 
contact Betty Mattea, S134. 

For more information, see thei 
CCSF catalog or contact the 
Scholarship office. Batmale 
Hall, Room 366. 


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Affluent Nob Hill 

Photo by Noel Eicher 

The Mark Hopkins Hotel graces Nob Hill. 

By Brian Dinsmore 

San Francisco's diversity 
helps make it the city that it is. 
Neighborhoods change from 
block to block, and the people in 
those neighborhoods change as 

San Francisco is a true 
melting pot of different cultures. 
But the melting pot doesn't stop 
with culture, race, or even sexual 

San Francisco has long 
enjoyed one particular neighbor- 
hood that is affulent, elegant, 
and may be just a bit removed 
from the rest of The City. 

Nob Hill. 

Nob Hill is one of the oldest 
surviving neighborhoods in the 
city, dating back to the mid- 
1800'8 as a prime spot for the 
wealthy land developers who 
settled there. Some of Nob Hill's 
most prominent 19th century 
residents included the "Big 
Four" - Leland Stanford, 
Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins, 
and C.P. Huntington. These 
wealthy pioneers helped 
establish the railroads leading 
to the West, and played a key 
role in early San Francisco 

All four men built opulent 
mansions along California 

Continued on back page 


MASSACRE: Rams butt 
Brits. See page 5. 

Vol 102, No. 4 

City College of San Francisco 

Oct. 9-23, 1986 

80 records 

stolen from KCSF 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Campus radio station KCSF 
suffered a monumental music 
loss when over eighty records, 
comprising the station's current 
play-list, was stolen from the 
record library on September 9. 

The general concensous 
among KCSF's management is 
"it was an inside job or at least 
someone familiar with the 
broadcasting department," said 
Dana Galloway, KCSF program 

According to Galloway, the 
record library is supposed to be 
locked at all times, unless it is in 
use. But, since not all the 
students have keys to the record 
library, it was kept open for 
accesibility to broadcast 
students, she said. 


The theft had a devastating 
effect on KCSF in that it pushed 
their starting day back a week 
and it left the station without a 
play list, added Galloway. 

Elax Caine, KCSF music 
director, had to work double time 
to get another play list ready. 
"Elex had to work twice as hard 
and long to get another play list 
together before we went on the air 
air," said Galloway. 

"We still don't have what we 
feel is a workable play list," said 
Caine. "I would like to thank all 
the record companies for their 
assistance, in particular Capitol 
Records who helped us through 
a rough time." 


According to Galloway, "The 
record library will never be 
opened unless one of the five 
people who comprise the 
KCSF management is in direct 
view of the door." 

"The broadcast personnel 
have been instructed not to open 
the door for anyone," said 

Photo by Steve Ericksen 

Broken screen typifies problems with some classrooms. 

Faculty complains of 
poor classroom conditions 

By Tony Hayes 

Members of City College's 
faculty have recently filed a 
number of complaints about the 
condition of some classrooms on 

Barbara Bell of the Human- 
ities Department said that the 
conditions in some of the 
classrooms where she has 
taught have been terrible. 

"One day I was giving a test to 
one of my classes and the 
heating was on so high that the 
thermostat was well over one- 
hundred degrees, and I couldn't 
turn it off," Bell said. "I had to 
find an empty room to give the 
test because the conditions were 

While some classes were un- 
bearably hot, Bell said others 
were too noisy. "In one of my 
classes in the Arts Extension 
building, an air conditioner was 
making so much noise the 
students couldn't hear what I 
was saying." She said another 
teacher had to come into the 
room and turn it off with a 


Head of Buildings and 
Grounds Chuck Collins said 
such problems are to be expected 
on big campuses like City 
College. "We have six crafts 
people for the entire San 
Francisco Comunity College 
District," Collins said. "Three 
electricians and three plumbers, 
are not enough; we need more 


Nell McCutchan, an English 
teacher at City College for the 
past 18 years, said the 
conditions of the bungalows, 
particularly in the 50-60 series 
have gotten so bad that she 
refuses to teach in them any 

"They are like chicken coops," 
McCutchan said. 'They have 
chicken wire on the windows 
and the lighting is terrible." 
McCutchan also complained 
that the exposed light bulbs in 
the bungalows hurt her eyes. 

Collins said he realized the 
bungalows are outdated, but he 


"Candidates Day' 
draws large audience 

By Harry TEague 

One of the largest crowds to 
attend an event in the Student 
Union, over 120 students and 
faculty members, recently heard 
candidates for the Board of 
College Governors and the 
Board of Supervisors of San 
Francisco tell why each sould be 

The "Candidate's Day" 
forum, which lasted two hours, 
gave each candidate a chance to 
answer questions from the 
audience and was marked by 
political gambits intended to 
sway the potential voters by a 
myriad of emotional appeals. 

The emotional tone of the 
appeals became increasingly 
clear as the meeting progressed 
with the noted lack of sharp 
difference on various postions 
amongst the candidates. For 
example, on Proposition 64 (the 
LaRouche initiative) which all 
the politicians labelled as 
discriminatory, one candidate 
for Supervisor, Nancy Walker, 
said "Like most every other 
enlightened person in this state, 
I am opposed to it." 

On other issues, which were 
raised by members of the 
audience, there was equal 
unanimity. On Proposition 64 
there was total opposition with it 
being called "absurd." 

As for the Balboa project there 
was general support with the 
candidates saying that the 
middle-class housing needs 
must be addressed. 


Yet. the meeting was not 
without its more controversial 
speakers, who did not feel 
inhibited in leveling charges at 
other political figures. John 
Riordan, a four-term college 
governing board member, made 

one of the more contentious 
speeches by attacking various 
figures. In one attack, upon 
Community College District 
Chancellor Hilary Hsu, he said 
"I have had a few hassles in 
recent years with our incumbent 
Hilary Hsu, somewhat of a bad 
actor, with which this 
institution has had real 
problems -- witness the vote of 
the academic Senate, with 87% 
of the faculty voting and casting 
a negative vote against the 

Riordon accused Hsu of 
"politicizing his office by 
making political appointments 
in administrative positions." 

Riordan also attacked his 
fellow colleagues on the 
Governing Board, Alan Wang, 
as a "politician who merely tries 
to 'get along'." 

Wang, in response to this 
charge counter-attacked with "I 
don't believe this guy - he takes 
the Board on and takes the 
administration on - what we 
have been trying for is 
affirmative action." 


By far the most interesting 
part of the forum was the 
healthy exchange of views 
during the question-and-answer 
period. At times the exchange 
became somewhat acrimonious. 
For example, Rouanne Bloom- 
garden, an Associated Student 
member, asked when speaking 
to Wang:"When you hired the 
black man and black women, 
were they qualified?" Wan« 
responded by saying: "How can 
you say we hired unqualified 
people-we are not that stupid." 

Another exchange occurred 
when a questioner asked if it was 
necessary to keep the USS 
Continued on back page 

said City College needs the 
classroom space that they 

'The bungalows were 
supposed to be temporary," 
Collins said. "The District had 
an agreement with the state that 
they were supposed to be 
removed after Batemale Hall 
was built in 1980, but City 
College's class schedule could 
not accomodate their removal." 

Collins said the bungalows, 
which date back to when they 
were used as World War II 
barracks, have not been left in 
their original state. "The 
heating and ventilation was 
upgraded and the walls were 

As for the light bulbs, Collins 
said they were designed not to 
have a cover on them. "The 
bulbs have reflectors in them; 
they are very common in 

Bell said she thinks there is a 
direct correlation between the 
drop-rate of students with 
classes in the bungalows and the 
conditions of the buildings. 

"I have found that the 
bungalows are total failures 
because they are so depressing 
to the students," Bell said. 
"There are no windows, but 
where there are windows they 
are dirty; I feel that the drop-rate 
and student apathy are due to 
the horribly depressing rooms." 

Collins said City College is 
suffering from a lack of janitors. 
"Two years ago we had 63 
custodians and last years' 
budget problems cut us back to 
46, so we have a shortage of 

Art gallery 
slated to reopen 

By Laurel Henry 

City College's Art Gallery was 
dosed for two month's and was 
due to re-open today after the 
college was able to obtain 
insurance for the building. 

The gallery was formerly 
covered by a "rider" policy with 
the districts own general 
liability insurance. However, 
due to astronomical insurance 
costs, the district cancelled their 
liability insurance. 

According to lawrence Klein, 
dean of insturction, an 
insurance broker was trying to 
locate an insurance company to 
insure the gallery. According to 
Klein, it isn't very profitable for 
an insurance company to insure 
just the gallery. 

The Art Gallery was not 
showing any of the students 
work until it could be covered. 
Jessie Hover, head of the Art 
Department said that the art 
department is trying to coax 
some instructors to try their 
hand at art work. 

In a late breaking development, 
the Associated Students of City 
College were able to insure the 
latest art exhibit, opening today. 
The AS picked up the S30.000 in- 
surance tab for at least this exhibit. 
One thousand dollars is to be used 
to insure each piece. 

Beheaded cadaver 
baffles CCSF officials 

By Liz Eginger 

The recent discovery of a 
decapitated cadaver, one of 
seven cadavers housed in a City 
College store room, has college 
officials baffled. 

According to a San Francisco 
Police Department (SFPD) 
report, sometime between 
August 1-14 Science Room 349 
was burgularized. Biology 
Storeroom manager Anna- 
Marie Bratton discovered the 
break-in and reported it to City 
College police on Ausust 15 at 12 

According to Bratton, 
unknown person(s) entered the 
storeroom, then removed and 
replaced numerous protective 
coverings from numerous 
cadavers. A sharp instrument 
was then used to slice cleanly 
through the neck and vertebrae 
of a cadaver. 

According to the report, there 
were no visible signs of forced 
entry on the locked door. 


City College Police Chief 
Gerald De Girolamo said no 
fingerprints were found on the 
door and the SFPD Crime Lab 
was not notified due to lack of 
physical evidence, however, he 
did say that the incident is a 
felony offense and the culprit(s), 
if found, could wind up in serious 

According to Elaine Johnson, 
biology department chair- 
person, the door to the storeroom 
was locked prior to the incident. 
"The biology department felt 

security was adequate, but there 
was obviously a flaw somewhere 
because someone was able to get 
in," said Johnson. She added 
that security has been 
dramatically improved. 

"We have one of the finest 
anatomy departments in the 
community college stystem, and 
we were appalled at this 
unfortunate occurrence," 
said Johnson. 

"We're beefing up security 
measures," said Shirley Kelly, 
acting City College vice 
president, "because we're 
licenced to house the cadavers 
and we don't want to do 
anything to jeopardize the 
valuable experience of working 
on cadavers that students 


According to Kelly, numerous 
faculty members owned and 
utilized keys to the storeroom. 
Now the keys are restricted to 
three members. 

Inspector Ben Luttringer, 
SFPD burglary detail, received 
the report on August 15 at 1:20 
p.m. Luttringer said the crime 
was a City College in-house 
problem; there are no suspects, 
and there will be no further 
investigation. "Actually there 
was kind of an expectation that 
the head would show up as a 
practical joke," said Luttringer. 

The cadaver was delivered to 
City College in 1984 by the State 
Curator, UCSF Medical Center. 
At press time, the head has not 
been recovered. 

AIDS update 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Three members of the San 
Francisco Community College 
Governing Board have sub- 
mitted a resolution to the Board, 
adopting opposition to the so- 
called "LaRouche AIDS 

Robert E. Burton, Alan W. 
Wong, an Timothy Wolfred 
submitted the resolution, calling 
the AIDS initiative "counter- 
productive in fighting the AIDS 

The resolution calls the 
initiative, Proposition 64, as 
proposing "the serious 
abridgment of civil rights for 

In a related development, at 
least 20 out-of-state residents 
illegally collected signatures to 
place the AIDS initiative on the 
November ballot, according to a 
story published in the San 
Francisco Chronicle. 

"This is a dangerious 
compromise of the initiative 
process," said Sam Haynes, a 
spokesman for state Attorney 
General John Van de Kamp. 

A three-month investigation 
turned up evidence that a group 
linked to Lyndon laRouche, the 
chief sponsor of the measure, 
paid out-state residents to come 
to California to circulate 
petitions to qualify the measure 

for the ballot, said Haynes. 

Under state law, only 
registered California voters can 
legally gather signatures for 

As many as 19,000 signatures 
in Los Angeles may have been 
gathered by non-Californians 
according to the Chronicle. 
There was evidence of similar 
illegal petition gathering in 
Alameda County and other 

The state received numerous 
complaints about the petition 
drive to place the AIDS measure 
on the ballot, including charges 
of forgery and harrassment by 
signature gatherers. 


Haynes said the state probe 
started in June when the 
attorney general's office 
received a call from a Missouri 
prosecutor. The prosecutor said 
he had talked with students 
from the University of Missouri 
who had answered an adver- 
tisement to travel to California 
to circulate petitions. Five 
Missouri students who illegally 
collected signatures have been 
found, Haynes said. 

Kave Kilber, a spokesman for 
the LaRouche-backed Propos- 
ition 64 committee, denied that 
his group was involved in any 
illegal activities. 

Writing exam no longer required 

By Cheryl Cross 

City College students will no 
longer be required to take the 
"Proficiency-in-Writing" exam 
to graduate or transfer to a four- 
year university, according to the 
Bipartite Committee on Grad- 
uation Requirements (BCGR). 

Students never needed the 
degree to transfer to a four-year 
institution, but were required to 
pass the exam for graduation. 
Students majoring in semi- 
professional fields, seeking 
Associate of Arte (AA) degree or 
Associate of Science (AS) 
degrees, were the ones to feel the 
impact of this requirement. 


Since the testing began, 49% of 
English 12 A-B students and 
78% of English as a Second 
Language (ESL) students have 
failed it, according to a report 
by the sub-committee on the 
"Proficiency-in-Writing" Test 


Implemented at CCSF on 
August 1, 1983, as part of State 
Title 5 requirements, the test 
could only be taken once. The 
student was assigned a topic 
and given two hours to write an 
essay in a controlled environ- 
ment. The essay had to be clear 

Continued on back page 


Oct. 9-23, 1986 I 0c 

Nakasone is half-right 

Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone generated controversy two 
weeks ago when he said that his country is far ahead of the United 
States as a well-educated and "intelligent society" because "there 
are Blacks, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans in America" whose level of 
learning "is lower when seen from the average." 

Part of Nakasone's remark is correct. The level of learning (if that 
is what he was referring to), is indeed lower for Blacks and 
Hispanics in general. But fallacious is his implication that Blacks 
and Hispanics are the main causes of the United State's being 
"behind" Japan in both intelligence or literacy levels. 

That the literacy level among Blacks and Hispanics is low is 
well-documented. But to blame them for their inabilities to read or 
write is to free from guilt a relatively apathetic government that 
hardly does enough to improve this unfortunate situation. 

Generally, a group's level of knowledge is directly related to that 
group's economic standing. It is no coincidence that Blacks, Puerto 
Ricans, and Mexicans receive the smallest shares of the nation's 
economic pie. 

Without doubt, the desire to be highly literate is great, but the need 
to provide sustenance is greater still. Indeed, barring external 
assistance, the costs of education is a burden to lower-income 
families. As knowledge expands rapidly, minorities whose priority 
is to survive are gradually left behind. 

The government's stinginess when it comes to subsidizing mental 
growth is no encouragement to those wanting to attend 
post-secondary schools. In California alone, the percentage of 
Blacks and Hispanics transferring from community colleges to the 
university systems is lower than the percentages for whites or 

We are not advocating preferential treatment of Blacks and 
Hispanics. But we would like genuine assurance of the 
government's commitment to educate, especially for those students 
at the crossroads of a post-secondary transition period, when minds 
are more receptive to learning and spirits are more idealistic. 
Commitment means the axe would not fall on financial-aid funds 
anymore, and there would be less bureaucratic red tape when 
applying for aid. 

Surely, education is no cure-all; it will not solve all societal woes. 
But education helps a lot in bringing groups of people into the 
mainstream of society where they will have better chances to 
compete and to succeed. 

Blacks and Hispanics are not inherently inferior. What they need 
is an active support system that will offset the disadvantages 
structured in a multi-racial society. 


Hire more full-timers 

Structural changes in the hiring of faculty are needed if 
community colleges are to meet the challenges of change in the 
future. We students must demand a strong, stable cadre of full-time 
instructors to be guaranteed the best education community colleges 
can offer. 

While we do not question the part-timers' abilities to conduct 
classroom instruction, we are concerned that school districts' over- 
reliance on part-time instructors is undermining departmental 
efforts to provide a solid nucleus of faculty with long-term 
commitments to their colleges. 

Because part-timers are only compensated for inside-the- 
classroom instruction, the majority do not involve themselves in the 
counseling and advising of students, designing curricula, attending 
meetings, and doing other activities essential to the academic well- 
being of our colleges. 

In 1983, more than 60 percent of all community college faculty in 
California worked part-time. With such a make-up, how can we 
expect our schools to establish an effective system of instruction 
that is coherent, stable, and continuous? 

We agree with the Master Plan Committee that "decisions 
regarding the appropriateness of part-time faculty should be made 
on the basis of academic and program needs, and not for financial 
savings." We demand that only partial positions and those 
requiring specific expertise be offered to part-time instructors. 

We think, therefore, that it is in the students' best interests to 
support the "Full-Time Jobs Campaign" launched by the teachers' 
Union to increase the number of full-time teaching positions in this 

We also need a new budgetary formula less responsive to the 
fluctuations in student enrollment and more reflective of the actual 
costs of maintaining school districts. The archaic ADA (Average 
Daily Attendance) system simply does not give community 
colleges the needed flexibility in meeting their true needs. But, until 
public officials recognize, on their own, the consequences of 
teaching without office hours and without long-term commitments, 
we students must let them know that our needs are real. 

We must also improve the hiring process at community colleges to 
encourage students to consider the option of teaching as a 
profession. Fully 55 percent of all community college faculty will 
retire within the next 15 years; yet, how can we expect our best and 
brightest to embark upon academic careers when the attractions are 
not there? 

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By Gus Manos 

"Welcome to California. Now 
Go Home," read the bumper 
sticker that seemed rather cold 
and callous for Californians 
who are generally warm and 
hospitable by nature. 

One senses that the statement 
is aimed at those often-seen 
wayfarers sporting sunglasses, 
white shorts, and cameras, 
conspicuously brandishing their 
maps, viewing California as one 
large wildlife reserve, and 
peregrinating to view the 
animals in their natural habitat. 
Of course, the animals are often 
of the two-legged variety, garbed 
in fashionable clothes and 
acting in a manner that 
redefines the term "wildlife." 

But rather than target the 
poor, luggage-toting tourist 
who has no intention of 
remaining in the first place, I 
would rather aim the slogan at 
those transplants, particularly 
those from the "Big Apple" who 
feel they must infect us West 
Coast residents with the very 
disease from which they are 
trying to escape - the "New York 
State of Mind." 

The most conspicuous example 
of this disease can be found today 
in the highly heralded Soma 
(South of Market) district of San 
Francisco, with its burgeoning 
club scene spawning more and 
more clubs that pride themselves 
on being "New York Style," the 
term meaning "somewhat ex- 
clusive." These clubs pick and 
choose their patrons through 
some mystical and somewhat 
clandestine method— that of 

choosing the proper entrants ac- 
cording to their attire. The result 
thas been the creation of what I 
term the "Neo-Elitist Move- 

The clubs that practice "Neo- 
Elitism" choose to elevate the 
position of the doorman. In an 
attempt to ensure that only the 
hip will trip, doormen who used 
to be responsible for ticket 
taking and order keeping are 
now hatchet men arbitrarily 
cutting off "undesirables." 

The fact is that any discursive 
idiot who is still being dressed by 
his mother can wander through 
the numerous clothes shops in 
the Haight and purchase 
something certain to satisfy 
even the most discerning 

The "Neo-Elitism Movement" 
is trying to establish itself here 
as a desirable method of 
creating a legitimate sub- 
culture. The unfortunate truth is 
that its approach only alienates 
and creates hostilities amongst 
its own. 

The "Neo-Elitists" apparently 
do not recognize the dam string 
effects and perhaps the social 
implications of what they are 
perpetrating upon the public - 
that is, the creation of artificial 
classes among the youth culture 
(ages 18-30). 

Those who come from various 
parts of the Bay Area to 
patronize the SoMa clubs find 
themselves segregated not due 
to any real social nor economic 
factors, but rather due to a group 
of esthetic snobs who choose to 
impose their tastes, determining 
one's character according to 

one's fashions, a bit like judging 
a book solely by its cover. 

The "Neo-Elitists" live with 
the illusion that they have better 
taste, more style, and ergo, more 
class. This line of thinking is a 
regressive attempt to recreate 
and emulate on a smaller scale 
the aristocracy that frequents 
the Fairmont or Mark Hopkins 
Hotels, the original "elitists," 

The Movement is but another 
example of the growing 
conservatism among the youths 
of America in the 80's, although 
those responsible for it would 
never acknowledge it. 

San Francisco has long been 
known as a socially and 
ethnically integrated town 
which allows unencumbered, 
floating from one scene to 
another. The 'City' is very unlike 
New York City with its various 
ethnic quarters and socially and 
economically divided popu- 
lation living in fear and 
suspicion of each other. 

The New York-style clubs in 
San Francisco are anathemas to 
San Francisco's cultural and 
sociological traditions; they are 
not acceptable here, the most 
liberal city in the United States. 

It is my hope that those who 
would like to impose the "New 
York State of Mind" upon us 
here in this fair city by the Bay 
will take the hint from the 
bumper sticker and take their 
Neo-Elitist attitudes and "go 

(Editor's Note: Gus S. Manos is a 
native San Franciscan who sits 
on the board of the Bay Area Jazz 

Photos by Rick Friera 

Should English be the official language? 

Kathryn Mc 
Cabe, Science 

Manuel Al- 
berto, Psych- 

"I'm not for it. 
America is sup- 
posed to be a 
land where ev- 
eryone comes in 
here. It won't 
give many non- 
speakers a lot of 
9ay until they 
learn the lang 

"I don't think 
it is a good idea. 
There are many 
Asians and His- 
panics here who 
do not know and 
English very 
well, and I don't 
think they can 

Gilbert Lewis, 

Celine Tang, 

"I don't think 
it should be 
exclusively Eng- 
lish. There ae a 
lot of students 
from different 
places going to 
school here; it's 
hard enough as 
it is, they should 
speak in a lan- 
guage that 
makes them feel 

"It is really a 
good idea, so 
everybody can 
better. I don't 
think speaking 
English will 
make people lose 
their cultural 
heritage, as 
some people 

Wing Liu, 

John Guille- 
mot, Electrical 

"English is 
the de facto 
official lang- 
uage already, so 
I don't see any 
need for them to 
have a prop- 
osition. All the 
legal junk they 
have in there is 
going to open 
them up to a lot 
of lawsuits." 

"It has its 
pro's and con's. 
It's only fitting 
to have English 
as the official 
language be- 
cause this is the 
U.S. but some 
people might use 
it to discrim- 
inate against 

By Timothy Williams 

After almost three decades o: 
steady decline in public imag 
the military has once agar, 
found a home in the hearts o! 
this nation's young people. 

The "success of the u.£>.aj 
military operation in Grena 
and the "bomb-the-Rus8ian8-| 
standin'-tall" nationalism 
preached by President Ronald 
Reagan have contributed to th 
blind patriotism that has 
romanticized hate and war; but 
it is the media, especially 
popular movies, that fostered 
distorted pictures of 


The popularity of "Rambo" 
last year, and "Top Gun" this 
year, have been a recruiter's 
dream. Young people see the 
twisted visions of the twin 
glories of combat and killing, 
then march off to the local 
enlistment office, fingers itching 
to sign themselves away for four 
or six years. But instead of 
killing communist swine on the 
land or in the air, they usually 
find themselves doing push-ups 
and cleaning latrines, and 
wondering why. 

The films are so one-sided they 
lead these naive viewers to 
believe that the army is one 
adventure after another. One 
oft-repeated commerical cl 

that the army does more before!) 
than most people do all day. 
that's true, then there's an awful 
lot of lazy people in this country 
because, more than anything 
else, the army teaches patience. 
There are so many lines to wait 
in, and so much disorganization 
that soldiers are forced to cope 
with constant inactivity. 

Any peacetime member of the 
military knows that it's th 
boring, tedious task that is th 
order-of-the-day. Of course, 
"Rambo" movies will never 
show heroes spit-shining th 
boots nor scrubbing tiles, but 
these movies can be made more 

As it is, "Rambo" is no bet 
than Saturday-morning kiddii 
shows whose main intent s< 
to be to sell "Smurf dolls" am 
"Transformers." Although 
"Rambo" dolls are now 
available, the movie does not sell 
"Toys-R-Us"-type products, if 
sells the military - hate, death, 
and war. 

Once young troopers 
actually in the military, critical 
thinking is discouraged and any 
show of initiative is punished. 
There is an unwritten rule; 
soldiers do not ask questions, 
unless they want to do push-ups 
for the rest of the afternoon. 

The powers-that-be in the 
military inhibit thought and 
reward soldiers for "going along 
with the crowd," for not 
thinking about the significance 
of what they are doing. 

That's why it's so easy to 
shoot at people in the jungle and 
burn down "enemy" villages, 
and even easier to bomb cities 
from thousands of miles in the 
air. Like "Rambo", as long as 
you can separate yourself from 
reality, or rationalize your 
actions by saying you were 
acting under orders, you are o.k.; 
and you can live with yourself, 
but if you think too deeply, you 
get into trouble. There is safety 
in ignorance. 

That some of our nation's 
foremost militarists - President 
Reagan (who was making 
"training films") and Sylvester 
"Rambo" Stallone (who was 
living in Europe during Vietnam 
making porno movies^ - never 
fought in a war should tell us 
something about just how 
seriously their "gung-ho 
attitudes should be taken. But 
then, as is true in the case of Tom 
"Top Gun" Cruise, they are rich 
and powerful enough to not have 
to fight for the country that 
made Reagan and Stallone's 
successes possible. 

"Why should we subsidize in- 
tellectual curiosity?" 

■Ronald Reagan 

let 9-23. 1986 




Sx-CCSFer makes it big in SOMA 

Photo by Marge Swarta 

The Scene 

}y Timothy Williams 

Five years ago, Ron Cook 
nade the move from Los 
\ngeles to San Francisco, and 
juickly found a home amidst the 
teeming social scene at City 

"Believe it or not," he said, 
'there used to be a lot of action 
»n campus. Everyone would sit 
>n the lawn and exchange phone 
lumbers. I had almost more 
lates than I could handle." 

From these auspicious 
>eginnings, Cook has advanced 
o the position of bartender/ 
nanager at one of the most 
popular nightclubs in town — 
he Oasis. 

"By about 11 p.m. on Friday 
ind Saturday nights, the club is 
iretty packed," he said, "and the 
ine to get in the door goes about 
i block down Folsom." In 
lontrast to other popular night 
ipots South of Market, the 
Dasis attracts older, more clean- 
:ut clientele. "The crowd usually 
s the all-Amerian professional 
ype," daid Cook, doing his best 
o avoid using the word 'yuppie,' 
'and they are very well- 
>ehaved. We almost never have 
iny trouble or complaints from 


During his stay at City 
College, Cook juggled sociiJ 
mgagements around his school 
schedule well enough to get good 
grades, and eventually 
:ransfered to San Francisco 
State. "City College was 
incredibly competitive," he said, 
'when I was living down in Los 
\ngeles, I took some classes at 
UCLA, but comparing the two, 
Sity College was much more 
difficult, it was definitely harder 
than UCLA. The kids at City 
College are so smart that you've 
got to work incredibly hard to 
keep up and get good grades." 

Ron Cook mixes a strong drink. 

"At that time," he said 
chuckling, "I wanted to be a 
psychiarist because I thought I 
could conquer everyone's 
problems, but then the classes 
got to be too clinical. I lost 
interest, and started taking 
business classes." 

After only spending a 
semester at San Francisco State, 
Ron was forced to quit school 
altogether because he was short 
of money, and ended up working 
the bar at Hamburger Mary's 
before landing a job at the 

"Before it was the Oasis,"said 
Ron, "it was a sleazy gay place 
called 'The Covered Wagon'. 
When the place closed down, the 
Oasis management took a 
chance, and went ahead with 
plans for a straight nightclub." 
The new owners made improve- 
ments, including putting a 

plexiglass covering over the 
existing swimming pool, so that 
now patrons can either take a 
dip in the pool, or dance on top. 

The Wherehouse, a late night 
eatery owned by the Oasis, 
recently opened down the street 
from the dance club, and is 
already a popular spot. Ron 
divides his off-time between 
taking inventory at the Oasis, 
and ordering liquor for both the 
Oasis and The Wherehouse, 
which should get its liquor 
licence in the near-future. 

Earlier this year, the Oasis 
had revealed plans to open 
another dance club in San Jose, 
and Cook was slated to be the 
manager. The latest word, 
however, is that the plans have 
been placed on hold, but Ron is 
confident that his chance to 
manage a club of his very own is 
just a matter of time. 

By Kevyn Clark 

(Notes from Veterans 
Administration Hospital, Fort 
Miley, San Francisco.) 

The Who's Pete Townsend 
said, "Nothing else in nature 
behaves so consistently and 
rigidly as a human being in 
pursuit of hell." I now 
understand and fully believe 
this. Waiting for the doctor to 

schedule my surgery, I realized I 
might have pursued what I did a 
bit too closely; too closely for a 
student anyway. 


Up until Sunday night, I had a 
dacron ligament in my knee. It 
was implanted by a caring V.A. 
doctor, who was aware of my 
being a Rock 'N Roll person, who 
would be likely to over-exert 
himself and ignore his 
rehabilitative status. That 
ligament no longer exists 
(many thanks to an unscheduled 
football game in a backstage 
room at Wolfgangs, and an 
illegal tackle by a 400-pound 
Russian during a show I should 
not have been at) 

Like I said, I pursued and got 
close; close enough for injury 
and pain; I never thought the 

Scootermania strikes the City 

By Marc Jefferson 

In the beginning, Eve tempted 
Adam with an apple. I don't 
know if it had any affect on the 
apple industry at the time, but 
ever since Grace Jones tempted 
Adam Ant with a shiny red 
scooter, the outcome has been 
staggering: scooters have 
invaded the San Francisco 
transportation scene. It seems 
like everyone is getting one, and 
riding them everywhere. 



is where it's at, according 

to Jim McMahon (and who's 

gonna argue with a guy that 

big?). Whether you're zipping 

[along on one of the new 

Japanese models, or cruising 

J around town on one of the 

classic older scooters made by 

Vespa or Lambretta, the attitude 

is the same: scooters are in, 

scooters are now. Don't leave 

I home without yours. 

Let's face it, there is 
something cool about scooters. I 
■ always picture myself cruising 
I down the street on a new black 
I scooter looking relaxed in a 
I faded Levi's jacket and my Blues 

[ Brothers shades. I flash a smile 
I at the members of the opposite 
I sex who stop whatever they're 
| doing to watch me ride by. 
, Scooters now have a sports car 
| status, even if they are on the 
I lower end of the sliding scale. 


When I asked a couple of 
I scooter riders why they had 
I chosen scooters over other 
means of transportation, I was 
I told that although they had been 
I image-conscious when selecting 
I their vehicles, the other reasons 
Ifor investing in a scooter had 
I been practical ones. "For the 
I price of a used car I got myself a 
I really cool new scooter," said 
I Matt Leung. "Not only do 1 have 

a sporty way to get around, but I 
f save bucks on gas too." 

It seems like 

everybody I talked to thought 
I that the scooter was the obvious 
P answer to the transportation 
I Problems of San Francisco. 

Old models or new, scooters nre hot property. 

Scooters offer the freedom of 
getting around without waiting 
for a bus. In neighborhoods like 
Northbeach or the Haight, 
where a person may spend 15 to 
20 minutes trying to find a spot 
big enough to squeeze a small 
car into, a scooter can slip in 
almost anywhere. Another plus 
is great gas mileage. Depending 
on the size of the scooter, one can 
expect anywhere from 80 to 110 
miles to the gallon. 


But the best news of all is that 
the scooters themselves are 
affordable. The smaller, one- 
person models are priced to fit a 
working student's budget, and if 
a lump sum is hard to scrape 
together, you can sometimes 
finance them at pretty good 
rates. I found the sales people I 
met on my "scooter-quest" to be 
very laid back, so if you're in the 
market for a scooter, don't be 
afraid to go from place to place 
and just ask questions. 


There are also drawbacks to 
owning a scooter. Numero uno is 
the problem of not being highly 
visible to car drivers and 
commerical vehicles. Most 
accidents involving scooters 
(and other two-wheeled road 
vehicles) are caused by the 
failure of the other driver to see 
the scooterist. The car driver 
may not be aware of your 
presence until you end up 
plastered against his wind- 
shield. Need I say more? 

There is also the question of 
what to do when it rains. Some 
folks may give their scooter the 
day off and jump on Muni, but 
there are diehards who bundle 
up and scoot off to school or work 
without a second thought. "If 
you like getting wet, it's a blast," 
says Karen Black, "but you do 
have to be more careful when the 
pavement is slick." 

Last, but not least, is the 
problem of possible theft, 
especially with the smaller 
models. According to one 
salesman, the smaller scooters 
are easy to hotwire and are 
therefore popular with some of 
the young Western Addition 
residents who use them to make 
quick drug deliveries. One 

salesman told me that the 
smaller models have been used 
for this purpose so often that 
they are sometimes referred to as 


Here's a basic rundown on 
what's available in scooters: 
first of all, if you want a Vespa or 
Lambretta, stop reading this 
article and start reading the 
want ads. If you're looking for a 
new scooter you have two 
choices: Honda or Yamaha. 
Both companies offer scooters in 
various colors and sizes. 

Rule number one: the bigger 
the scooter, the faster it goes; 
rule number two: the bigger the 
scooter, the bigger the price. 

My number one rule regarding 
the entire scooter issue is- it's 
fun! After all. it's not where you 
end up, but how you get there. 

scene involved injury and pain, 
not this scene anyway. 

They don't normally allow 
large, drunk Russians to tackle 
"ex-roadies" at Wolfgangs; I 
was a special case. The place is 
staffed by great people, and the 
music is always good. 
Wolfgangs is located at 901 


Many apologies to Miss Keiko 
and the Chi-Chi Club. The Chi- 
Chi is not closing. In fact, on 
October 8th The Chi-Chi 
celebrated it's 20th anniversary 
with special guests Eddie 
Money, Nick Gravenites and 
John Cipollina, Stu Blank & 
His Nasty Habits, and Mitch 

The Grant & Green Saloon, 
located on Grant & Greer (where 
else?), is turning out to be 
another favorite North Beach 
hangout. For the time being. 

they only have music on the 
weekends. Ask for Tommy, he's 
a nice guy. 


On the ninth there's bluegrass 
at the Last Day Saloon with 
Steve Seskin and Nina 
Gerber. Also, Proper Shoes 
plays The Mabuhay. On the 
10th, Nick Gravenites is at 
The Chi-Chi, and Fish & Chips 
at The Saloon. On the 11th, 
Problem Child is at The Chi- 
Chi, and The Busboys are at 
The Stone. On the 12th. go to 
The Farm at 1499 Potrero and 
have fun. October 18 and 19th 
welcomes Grateful Dead 
guitarist Jerry Garcia back to 
the stage. After a very 6erious 
illness, Garcia is playing two 
shows at The Stone; both are 
sold out. Try Ml Alternative at 
Club 9, or Altamont at The 
Mabuhay instead. 

Sure, there are different shows 
coming up, but after the 19th I'll 
be in the hospital again, 
checking out a different scene - 
pain killers, rude nurses, and 
endless hours of soap hours. 

Actually, the view from the 
VA Hospital is beautiful. If I use 
my imagination, I can picture 
myself at all those shows I'll be 

See you at one scene or 

An inside look at KCSF 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

A recent issue of Rolling Stone 
alleged that college radio DJs and 
management "are increasingly in- 
fluential in breaking new bands" 
and shaping the musical tastes of 
the future. 

City College's beloved KCSF is 
run and composed of broad- 
casting students, according to 
Dana Galloway, program direc- 
tor. KCSF is 90.9 on cable FM. 

The station hours are Monday 8 
a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday 
through Thrusday 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m. The station switches to 
KPOO 89.5 in the afternoons 
after KCSF's broadcast day is 


In order to become a DJ for 
KCSF, a perspective hopeful 
must complete one of the in- 
troductory broadcasting classes 
(10. 20. 21), as well as completion 
of Broadcast 23, 24, 25, and con- 
current enrollment in Broadcast 
30. The perspective DJ must then 
submit an audition tape, and if 
the tape is acceptable and the per- 
son is accepted, then he/she is 
trained on the air-board. A KCSF 
veteran will sit in on the first few 
shifts with the novice to make 
sure everything runs smoothly. 


On occasion, KCSF gives away 
tickets for local clubs. Galloway 
said "We give away tickets for 
local clubs to help promote local 
bands who are trying to make it 
in the music business. We feel 
that local bands are the future of 
the music industry." 

It was exactly that kind of 
dedication that inspired the Ram 
Radio Showcase. The Ram Radio 
Showcase is a show that in- 
troduces new bands to KCSF's 
audience. The show is broadcast 
every Thrusday between 11 and 
noon. Galloway said, "The 
show is there to help promote 
lesser known bands." 


The friends of KCSF was 
established in the spring of 1984 
"to help expand the awareness of 
the field of broadcasting," said 
Galloway. She added "it also 
serves as a support group for 

Galloway encourages student 
participation in the club. Club 
meetings are on alternating 
Wednesdays, and they are always 
posted on the billboard outside of 
the station in the Art Extension 


The Hoofprint is the official 
KCSF publication. "It's designed 
as a combination club and broad- 
cast news letter," said Galloway. 
Published monthly. The Hoof- 
print offers a satirical overview of 
the broadcast world and the 
world in general," said Galloway 

Photo by Steue Ericksen 

DJ Paul McSween ot the 
She encourages student submis- 
sions to the Hoofprint. 

KCSF has no real format. "We 
try to meet the varied tastes of 
our listeners," said Galloway. 
Though she does concede that the 
only artist they refuse to play is 

"The reason for the 'No Madon- 
na' format is that Ernie Castro 
played Madonna for an hour 

board during radio show. 

straight last semester," said 
Galloway. It started out as a joke 
but it looks like the 'No Madonna' 
format will stick because of the 
overabundance of exposure she 

Castro added: "KCSF is a damn 
good place to be. It's filled with 
some of the best people I've ever 

Weekend job woes 

By Timothy William-; 

City College students have a 
problem that most university 
freshmen and sophomores don't 
have to deal with: they have to 
work! Working in general isn't so 
bad, but working on the weekend 
is the pits. If you too, are unlucky 
enough to have to work the 
weekend shift, here's what the 
spoiled college kids are doing 
while you wait on tables at the 
restaurant, bag groceries at the 
supermarket, and sell cookies at 
the cookie store: 

They go to Saturday afternoon 
football games, pal around with 
their fraternity/sorority 

/brothers/sisters, and have beach 

They have picnics, drink te- 
quila, and go for drives in the 

They sleep in, hang out at the 
zoo, and go golfing. 

They watch football on televi- 
sion, have barbecues, and go 

They go to museums, shop at 
Macy's, and play video games. 

They drink bloody marys at 
brunch, buy cat food, and study 

They wash the car. fix the 
transmission, and clean out the 

They do laundry, clean the 
shower, and go bowling. 

They eat at Carl Jr.'s. watch 
MTV, and take bites out of last 
night's pizza. 

They hang out at Fisherman's 
Wharf, watch Hawaii 5-0 reruns, 
and drive to Fresno for the 

They sit in the student union, 
scratch their stomachs, and pass 
out from drinking all day. 

They eat in restaurants, go 
grocery shopping, and buy 

On second thought, working on 
weekends isn't so bad afterall. 


Latin AMerican New Song Folk 
Festival. October 17-18, 8 p.m.. Vic- 
toria Theatre, 2961-16th Street. S.F., 
featuring 11 folk groups from Latin 
America and California, S6 adv/S8 dr. 
For more information, call 824-7878. 


" ■ !F "nr^ty Art Show," 
• i i ;.- Art Nailery, Oct. 6 

', V-11T. 

Oct. 9-23, 18 


Stars Shine for Clean Water p «" in g the ™p on Ronnie 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

The year 1984-85 saw the 
rebirth of political conciousness 
and awareness in the entertain- 
ment world not evidenced since 
the 1960's. 

Music, film, and hollywood 
stars helped in the struggle 
against everything from world 
hunger, to AIDS research, to the 
fight against homelessness. 

The latest crusade to get major 
star backing was Proposition 
65-the clean water initiative. 
Dubbed as the "Hollywood Clean 
Water Caravan of Stars", three 
greyhound busses carried over 40 
celebrities through nine cities in 
three days in support of clean 


Gone was all the glitter and 
glamour of Hollywood as the likes 
of Michael J. Fox, Jane Fonda, 
Rosanna Arquette, and numerous 
others climbed aboard the busses 
to lend support to Proposition 65, 
which would help insure the water 
the general public is drinking is 

"The issue here is simple," said 
Arquette. If you want to keep 
chemicals that cause cancer or 
birth defects out of our drinking 
water, vote 'Yes' on 65. 

The caravan made its way to 

(I,-R) Robin Williams 
San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel 
on Saturday, September 29 for a 
fundraiser party headlined by 
Robin Williams, Whoopi 
Goldberg, and Starship. 

Charles Haid (Hill Street 
Blues), Judd Nelson, Jane Fonda, 
and Moon Zappa each made a 
small speech highlighting the 
danger of toxic wastes being 
dumped in California's drinking 
water, and stressed the impor- 
tance of voting yes on 65. 

Fonda credited "the young 
celebrities" for their drive and in- 

Orace Slick of The Star-shin. 

and Whoopi Goldberg, 
itiative in lending their support to 
Prop. 65. "I've never experienced 
anything like this in my years in 
the business," she said. 

Goldberg did a short comedic 
routine to make her political 
statement. "I've had a lot of stuff 
in my mouth, but nothing I 
thought would kill me." Most of 
her act consisted of language un- 
printable, but she did stress the 

point that she was tired of s in 

her water. 

A concert by the rock group 
Starship ended the evening on an 
upbeat note. Grace Slick and 
Mickey Thomas had the majority 
of the stars on their feet and get- 
ting down with the music. Star- 
ship played only their hit singles 
to the enthusiastic crowd, but 
purposely left out their numer one 
hit "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter 
Tonight" sighting that tomorrow 
mattered just as much as tonight. 
The event was an hour off 
schedule, but that did't seem to 
matter to the star gazers who 
were busy running around hun- 
ting down the stars to get their 
autographs, a picture, and a kiss 
if they were one of the lucky ones. 
Assembly Speaker Willie 
Brown, who played emcee for the 
evening, summarized the drive by 
saying, "It's almost impossible to 
convince anyone to vote no on 
safe drinking water." 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

The theatrical production of 
"Rap Master Ronnie" is still go- 
ing strong. It is a satire on the 
Reagan Administration. It 
opens up with a rap appropriat- 
ely titled "Rap Master Ronnie" 
and takes off from there. 

The play satirizes many of 
Reagan's domestic and foreign 
policies, like Grenada, Beirut, 
and the GOP convention. 

Paddy Morrissey, a stand up 
comic, realistically plays the 
part of President Reagan down 
to the very last head wobble. 


Nancy Lenehan does a good 
job portraying Nancy, who 
wears a red dress throughout the 
whole play. She does a good job 
on the musical number "My 
Kids," which satirizes Nancy's 
sudden involvement in the drug 
rehabilitation program. 

Lenehan also doubles as a 
member of the ensemble. She 
does a wonderful job when she 
and her fellow cast mate Dan 
Gerrity sing a duet called 
"You're Not Ready." The song is 
about a woman being told that 
when her time comes to be 
liberated, he will tell her about it. 

Melinda Moore is a wonderful 
actress and easily stands out 
when she is on stage. She does a 
solo called "Counting," about a 
bureaucrat who desperatley 
wants to play the saxaphone. 


The cast is marvelous and 
seems to be hand picked for the 
play; the other cast members did 
have an emotional impact on the 
play. Baomi Bhanji Butts and 

Jesse Moore do a song called 
"Roundup," about getting nd of 
Blacks in Dallas. 

Mark Petrakis does a 
wonderful job of evoking 
emotions when he does his solos 
"Cheese," and "Self Made 
Man," both about being poor in a 
city and having little or nothing, 
something to which Reagan has 
been known to say: "Never help 
a drownin man, he might make 
it on his own." 

The songs were written by 
Garry (Doonesbury) Trudeau 
and Elizabeth Swados. The play 
is well worth the price and a 
must to see. There is a surprise 
ending that will leave everyone 
wishing the play never ended. 

Paddy Morrissey as the President in 
"Rap Master Ronnie," the rollicking 
musical satire about Ronald Reagan and 
his America by Elizabeth Swados and 
Garry C'Doonesbury") Trudeau, now 
playing at the Music Hall Theatre In S.F. 

An end to Madness 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

After eight years together, tbL 
ska group Madness have decide* 
to call it quits. The group coy 
firmed reports of their break-uf 
by issuing an official statemen 
attesting to their demise. 

"After four hundred top ta 
singles, three record labels, tW 
odd video, two managers 
countless innuendos and bein| 
banned from here to eternity f tt 
our lack of professionalism bj 
people with as much flair as i 
yoghurt carton, the "nutty" 
ghost train grinds to a halt, pulli 
into a station: termini' 

"Oh what fun we had! But f& 
now it's a heartfelt thanks to al 
who helped us on our way, pat 
ticularly our fans and friends. Wt 
came, we saw, we left." 

The decision came about wk 
Madness were recording tb 
album. They each had a se 
desire to quit after the album j 
recorded, but one day while tl 
were talking they decided just I 
walk away without recording i 


Madness got their start 
North London in 1978. They we 
first called the Invaders b 
decided to change it to Madne 
after hearing Prince Bustio (f 
ska hero) song called "Madne 

Madness had only one major I 
in the states with "Our Hon 
but they had managed to bu 
cult following. Their final 
Francisco concert was held at i 
Fillmore Auditorium in late Ma? 
of this year. 


There will be a final sin^ 
released by the group due on 
later this year. They have not ru- 
ed out working with each other* 
the future. 


Feature Photo 



By Cheryl Cross 

Director Nick Castle's 
screenplay of "The Boy Who 
Could Fly" is a lovely human 
story of the power of friendship 
and self-belief. 

Once upon a time in Middle 
America there was a teenage boy 
who loved to fold paper 
airplanes and who could not 
speak. One day, sitting at his 
habitual perch on his window- 
sill. Eric sees that a new family 
has moved in next door, 
including a girl his age. 

The story is about these two 
children growing to trust each 
other. Eric, played by Jay 
Underwood, imparts his magic 
to his new friend, Millie 
Michaelson, played by Lucy 
Deakins: that he can fly. 

The other characters are well 
portrayed and realistic. Colleen 
Dewhurst is especially strong as 

the high school teacher who is 
trie's advocate against 
institutionalization. The 
Michaelson family provides 
many scenes of humor. 

The one major dissappiont- 
ment in the film is the closing of 
the last scene, in which Millie 
tells the moral of the story -- too 
dull. In a film fable, the moral 
should be self-evident. 

By Bernadette Lurati 

After crime-stopping in the 
modern world as James Bond, 
actor Sean Connery becomes a 
14th Century 007 in the film 
"The Name of The Rose." 

The film takes place in an 
abbey (a home for monks) in 
Southern Italy. Connery plays a 
brilliant monk named William 
of Baskerville, who travels the 
Italian abbey with his novice, 
Adso of Melk, played by 
Christian Slater, a young New 
York actor. 

When William and Adso reach 
the abbey, they learn there was a 
murder. Suddenly, Willaim and 
Adso become sleuths and try to 
find out which monk is the 
murderer. In their search, 
several monks are murdered. 

There is a little comedy and 
even a little romance - Adso falls 
in love with a servant girl played 
by actress Valentina Vargas. 
"The Name of The Rose" was 
a surprising film. Each scene 
brings a new side to the mystery. 
Connery and Slater give 

In addition to great per- 
formances, F. Mruray Abraham 
also gets credit for his character 
Bernardo Gui, the inquisitor. 

By Cheryl Cross 

"Half Moon Street" is a 
suspense story set in contempor- 
ary London. The screenplay by 
Director Bob Swain is based on 
Paul Theroux's best selling 
novel of the same name. 

Michael Cain gives one of the 
best performances of his career 
as a union chief turned 
diplomat. Sigourney Weaver 
stars as Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a 
superwoman of the eighties - 
she is beautiful, brilliant, and 

Slaughter decides to work for 
an escort agency, as a 
high-priced call-girl, when she 
finds herself unable to live on 
her meager income as a fellow at 
an Arab research institute. 

Through both of her 
businesses, Slaughter is led into 
the sphere of international 
terrorism and high-powered 
politics and finance. She has 
Lord Bulbeck, played by Cain, 
as a client, and they become 
romantically involved. 

Lord Bulbeck is involved in 
top-secret Middle-East nego- 
tiations. His political role 
targets them for violence. 

Oct. 9-23, 1986 



Rivalry Revived 

This winter when people sit 
down and reflect about this past 
baseball season, there is likely to 
be more talk about how poorly 
the Dodgers played then how 
good the Giants fared. 

This will not be unusual to 
Giants fans; the Dodgers, who 
play in media-crazy Los 
Angeles, have always gotten 
more attention than the Giants. 

In fact, it has been 15 years 
since the Giants have finished 
with a better record than the 
Dodgers in the National league 

1971! Do you remember what 
you were doing in 1971? I was 
still learning to tie my shoes. 

In the past 15 years, the 
Dodgers have dominated the 
Giants, both in L.A. and 
Candlestick Park. 

Sure, there were years like 
1978 and 1982 when the Giants 
were competitive with the 
Dodgers, but they were never 
able to finish higher than their 
southern California counter- 
parts in the standings. 

Since 1971, the Dodgers have 
won five division titles and have 
been in four World Series. While 
the Dodgers were busy winning 
all of those titles, the Giants 
were trading off their top 
prospects, hiring injured broken- 
down free agents and complain- 
ing that Candlestick Park was 
unfit to play in. 

For most of the 1970'sand80's 
the Giants were truly one of the 
worst teams in the Major 
Leagues. That didn't mean the 
Giants were fanless. The Giants 
have always had a solid base of 
fans who supported the team, 
win or lose. 

When the Giants play any 
team (except the Dodgers), the 
typical Giant fan is polite and 
considerate of the opposing 
players. ___._ 

But, when the Dodgers come 
into town, the Giants fans turn 
into a bunch of drunken Nazis. 
At Dodger-Giants games, I have 
seen Dodger Reggie Smith hung 
in effigy, people beaten up 
because they were wearing 
Dodger caps and I was witness 
to an apple being thrown at 
Dodger manager Tom Lasords. 

To put it simply, Giant fans 
hate the Dodgers. They hate that 
they come L.A., they hate their 
ice cream man uniforms, they 
hate Tom Lasorda's fat stomach 
and they still hate Steve Garvey 
- even though he hasn't played 
for the Dodgers in four years. 

But what Giant fans hate the 
most about the Dodgers is the 
winning success of L.A. over 

All that changed this season; 
the Giants, led by General 
Manager Al Rosen and Manager 
Roger Craig have had an 
outstanding year. After losing 
100 games in 1985, the Giants 
have come back this year and 
have shown that they are 
contenders in the National 

The Dodgers, on the other 
hand, are going backwards. At 
press time, they were in danger 
of finishing in last place. The 
Dodger's whole season un- 
raveled when they lost Pedro 
Guerrero to a knee injury during 
spring training. He was 
supposed to provide the Dodgers 
with most of their pop this year, 
but without him they were a poor 

Knowing the Dodgers, they 
will not be in last place long. 
They will come up with some hot 
prospect next season and they 
willmake a run for the pennant. 
But, they will also have to 
contend with the Giants. 

Next season, look for 
sophomores Will Clark and 
Robby Thompson who will be 
back with some experience 
under their belt. Chris Brown is 
sure to make another run for the 
batting crown and Mike Krakow 
will take another shot at 20 wins. 

Expect big things from the 
Giants and Dodgers next season 
and now maybe the rivalry will 
not be as one sided as it has been 
m past years. 

B-52s shot down 77-6 by gridders 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

The Brighton B-52 Bombers 
flew into Candlestick Park 
Monday night and were gunned 
down by the City College of San 
Francisco Rams, 77-6. 

"About the only thing good 
about a game like this," Ram 
Head Coach George Rush said 
afterwards, "is that everybody 
gets to play. That's about it." 


The visiting Brits were never 
really in the game. Stopped on 
their first drive, the Bombers 
punted to the Ram 42-yard line. 
From there Andre Alexander 
scampered his way to a 58-yard 
touchdown return. With only 
1:48 elapsed on the clock, the 
Rams were ahead for good. 

After being stopped on then- 
second drive, the B-52s went into 
punt formation again. This time 
rover linebacker John Mixon 
was able to block the attempted 

punt, and the Rams recovered 
the ball at the Brighton 12. From 
there, fullback Peter Russell ran 
it in for the score. City's offense 
had run one play. The Rams 
were ahead, 14-0. 

The defense held on Bright- 
on's third possession, forcing 
them to punt again. Andre 
Alexander returned it 49-yards 
to the B-52-yard line. Four plays 
later the Rams were in the end 
zone for a 21-0 lead. 


The Bombers, last years' 
champions of England's 
American Football League, 
didn't get on the board until 6:33 
of the second quarter. After 
driving 78-yards from their own 
two, the B-52's brother 
combination of quarterback 
Chaz and receiver Jim Jasicki 
teamed-up on a two-yard 
touchdown pass. The extra point 
attempt failed. 

By halftime, the Rams were 
ahead 48-6. CCSF quarterback 
Examiner/Nicole Bongivono 

Tommy Martinez was 8 out of 8 
for 154-yards and two 
touchdowns. Running-back 
Louis LaDay scored two 
touchdowns. Andre Alexander 
had 107 return yards. Six Ram 
players had scored touchdowns. 
All of this in just thirty minutes 
of football. 


To say the game was hard 
hitting would be a good example 
of British understatement. Two 
Brighton players received 
serious injuries. Offensive tackle 
Russell Parker broke his leg as 
the Bombers were about to score 
and had to be taken from the 
field in an ambulance. Earlier in 
the game, running-back Gordon 
Parry suffered a broken arm. 

Bob Coe, defensive coach of 
brighton said his team "doesn't 
get hit like this at home. From 
this point on we won't feel any 
hitting like we felt tonight." 

QB Jasicki concurred. "The 
speed and intensity of the 
hitting is much better in 
America. Over here, they let you 
know you've been in a ball 

The head coach of the 
Bombers is Wayne Hardeman, a 
44-year-old reserve player. "I 
only get in the game in desperate 
situations," Hardman said. 
Hardeman also felt football 
would surpass soccer as 
England's most popular sport. 

"It's a family game where 
people bring their kids and 
watch the match. The violence is 
on the field, not in the stands." 

England's violence among 
soccer fans is well documented. 
Several deaths have occurred in 
riots before and after matches. 

With the victory, the Rams 

improved their record to 2-1. The 

Rams lost 40-14 the week before 

against a tough Merced squad. 


Quentin Kopp, an avid Ram 
Bri R hton B-52's punter Paul Mobsod (II sits dejectedly as his mates lose to the Rams Supporter and chairman of the 

7 7 . 6 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Transatlantic Bowl Committee, 

City College Fall Sports Schedual 

Women's Volleyball 

Fri.-Sat. Oct. 10-11 College of Sequoias Tournament, all day 

Fri. Oct. 17 - vs. *Diablo Valley College at DVC, 7:00 p.m. 

Wed. Oct. 22 — vs. *Laney College at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 

Fri. Oct. 10 — vs. *Chabot College, at Chabot, 3:30 p.m. 
Fri. Oct. 17 — vs. *Napa College at Napa, 3:30 p.m. 
Tues. Oct. 21 — vs. 'College of Marin at CCSF. 3:30 p.m. 

Sat. Oct. 11 — vs. Yuba at Marysville, 7:00 p.m. 
Sat. Oct. 18 - vs. *West Valley at Prospect H.S. 
Saratoga, 1:00 p.m. 
Cross Country 
Fri. Oct. 10 - vs. *West Valley and Chabot at Golden Gate 

Park, 2:30 p.m. 
Wed. Oct. 15 — vs. *Chabot and College of San Mateo at 
Crystal Springs, Belmont, 2:30 p.m. 
Fri. Oct. 17 Mt. San Antonio Invitational at 

Mt. SAC, 9:30 a.m. 

cast some doubt on the 
possibility of the Rams 
returning to England next year. 
"I'd like to see the game 
perpetuated." Kopp said, "but, I 
don't know if we can raise the 
necessary funds again." 

Last year, $38,000 were raised 
in order to get the Rams to 
Wembly Stadium for the game. 
It will obviously take more 
money next year. The question 
is, can the money be raised 

Swim Team Announcements 

Coach Curt Decker announced 
that sign-ups have begun this 
semester for the 1987 City 
College swim team. 

The Rams compete regionally 
against West Valley, Diablo 
Valley, Laney, and Chabot, and 
are looking to improve on last 
year's 1-4 record and last place 
standing in the Golden Gate 

Conference (GGC). 

All persons interested in 
learning the sport of swimming, 
breaking records, or just getting 
some exercise through competit- 
ion, should contact Coach 
Decker mornings at the South 
Gym (x3446 or 3447), or ask for 
him at Balboa Swimming Pool 

Go Rams! 

Let's Go All 



Soccer team starts conference play with loss to West Valley 

By Jim De Gregorio 

The City College soccer team 
took two steps backward last 
week when they dropped a pair 
of decisions to two of the states' 
top teams. 

The Rams were shutout 2-0 by 
Rancho Santiago (RS) and 5-0 
by West Valley (WV), much to 
the chagrin of coach Mitch 
Palacio who did not worry about 
the first loss, but cringed when 
he saw his team get mauled by 
the visiting Vikings. 

"We totally broke down," said 
Palacio after the match. "When 
you have a team like ours and 
there is one breakdown, then the 
whole team will collapse," he 


All factors suggested that the 
young Rams would experience a 
good deal of success in their 
conference opener against West 
Valley when Rancho Santiago 
barely beat San Francisco. 

The match was tied at zero 

Photo by Steve Ericksen 

Omar Rashid (16) dribbles the ball downfield with his feet in the Rams conference opening loss to West Volley. 

when a Santiago player was 
allowed a free kick at the CCSF 
goal. With Ram players rushing, 
the RS player kicked and 
missed, but because the official 
did not blow his whistle before 
he kicked, he was given the 
opportunity to repeat. Again, he 
kicked before the official could 

blow his whistle, and the same 
result occurred -- he missed and 
was given another chance to 

By this time, Palacio was 
fuming mad. "He was not 
allowed to repeat the kick," said 
Palacio. "He only gets one 
chance to kick. By repeating it 

over twice, he discovered the 
holes in our defense." 
Consequently, the RS player 
scored on the third free kick. 

The second Rancho Santiago 
score came on a penalty kick, 
which is a one-on-one situation 
between the kicker and the 
opposing teams'goalie. 


There isn't much to say about 
the Golden Gate Conference 
(GGC) opening loss to West 
Valley, except that after the 
Vikings scored their first goal, a 
snowball effect took place and 
the visitors tallied four more 
goals in the first half to record 
their sixth shutout of the season. 

Coach Palacio would like his 
team to take the third and final 
spot in the conference playoffs, 
but in order to reach that the 
team will have to play an almost 
perfect game. 'There is no room 
for mistakes in a conference 
such as the GGC," said Palacio. 

According to Palacio, the 
Rams have talent and can win, 
but with other teams such as 
Chabot, Consumes River, and 
Alameda attempting to bump 
City College from the lofty 
standings, the Rams will have to 
heal quickly and grow 
experienced fast. 

Cross Country runners see competition at Lou Vasquez Invitational ^ 

By Jim De Gregorio 

In the world of athletics, it is 
important for one team that has 
a chance to take the title, to 
assess the competition. 

In cross country, City College 
has a chance to take that title 
and the team has seen their 
competition. In fact, City 
College's cross country team will 
see the competition many times 
over before the conference finals 
on October 31. 

On Saturday, September 27th, 
the Hams saw their competition - 
- the West Valley Vikings and 
the San Mateo Bulldogs -- at the 
second annual Lou Vasquez 
Invitational at Golden Gate 


The Invitational, featuring 30 
or more teams from Northern 
and Southern California, also 
featured the top teams in the 
Golden Gate Conference, West 
Valley, CSM and CCSF. On the 
whole, City College did at best, 

mediocre, except for several 
runners who surprised and 
pleased coach Ken Grace. 

Among those are Anthony 
Bryant for the men, and Chelsea 
Hernandez for the women. 

"Anthony and Chelsea really 
surprised me," said Grace. 

Bryant finished in eighth 
place, one spot behind City 
College's top runner among the 
men, Curtice Aaron. Aaron 
finished with a time of 20:31.7 
over a four-mile course, while 
Bryant came in at a mere six 
seconds later at 20:37. 

Although the two runners 
placed high, winning the meet 
depends on the runners who 
place in the spots from 20 to 80. 
CCSF's third runner finished in 
97th Dlace. 

In cross country, the runners 
times are totaled to get a team 
score. With the top five runners 
from each team qualifying for 
the score, City College lost the 
tournament on their next three 


That's not to say that those 
runners did poorly but, in the 
past month, other problems 
plagued the Rams chances for 
the title. A good cross country 
team rides on the legs of the five 
or six top runners on the team. 
City's third runner, Jim 
Bloomer, decided to transfer to 
UC Berkeley this semester; the 
fourth runner, Joe Turrini, came 
down with a stress fracture; and 
the fifth runner, Juan Martinez, 
dropped from school. 

"The other guys are doing 
well, progressing and working 
hard, but they are not up to the 
caliber of the top West Valley 
guys," said Grace. 

The women's team fared well, 
but did worse team wise than the 
men. The Rams top placer was 
Hernandez who came in 44th 
with a time of 20:47 over a three- 
mile course. Brigid Feeney did 
extremely well considering it 
was her first cross country race 
in her life by placing 88th with a 
time of 23:13, and Gigi Tapia 
finished two runners later at 
90th in 23:22. 

Photo by Willie Eashman 

Curtice Aaron showed K ood form in placing 7th al the Second Annual Lou Vasquez In- 



Oct. 9-23, 198|| 

ACLU Sues SF State: Defending free speech 

By Brian Dinsmore 

The American Civil Liberties 
Union (ACLU) of Northern 
California has filed a lawsuit 
defending free speech and 
academic freedom for faculty 
and students at San Francisco 
State University (SFSU). 

The lawsuit, filed September 
30 in San Francisco Superior 
Court, challenges the university 
administration's unprecedented 
decision to bar faculty and 
students from attending a guest 
lecture given by controversial 
Rabbi Meir Kahane on October 
28, 1985. 

Kahane, a member of the 
Israeli Kneset, founder of the 
Jewish Defense League and 
head of the Israeli Kach Party, is 
viewed by many as a political 

Dr. Dwight Simpson, a 
plaintiff in the case and a 
professor of International 
Relations for 18 years at SFSU 
said, "I was shocked by the 
actions of the San Francisco 
State University admin- 
istration. They have violated 
constitutional rights guaran- 
teed under the First Amend- 
ment and they have negated 
long-standing and universally 
accepted campus practices 
concerning academic freedom. 
This crude and gross assault on 

fundamental liberties cannot be 
allowed to go unchallenged." 

According to Edward Chen, 
staff attorney for the ACLU, "as 
part of academic freedom, 
professors must be given 
discretion to teach courses as 
they see fit. The university 
administration should not be 
permitted to intervene in 
classroom affairs because of its 
dislike of a controversial 
speaker or subject." 


The lawsuit {Simpson v. SF 
State) alleges that the 
unprecedented closure of the 
lecture was motivated by the 
controversial identity of Kahane 
and the content of his message 
and was not justified by 
university policy or security 
needs. The ACLU also alleges 
that the university adminis- 
tration deviated from its long- 
standing practice of permitting 
professors to exercise their 
academic judgment in inviting, 
on occasion, guest speakers to 
lecture in classes which are open 
to university students, faculty 
and staff. 


The suit seeks an injunction 
preventing the university from 
interfering with academic 


THE GUARDSMAN'S Big Drawing/Giveaway! Here's your 
chance to win a pair of tickets to see Genesis on October 23 at 
the Oakland Coliseum and to several City College attractions. 
So, don't miss out on this excellent opportunity! 




Student I.D. 

Clip and fill out this coupon and drop off at THE GUARD- 
SMAN office in Bungalow 209. The drawing will be held Fri- 
day, October 17, 1986 So, don't delay! 

Proficiency in Writing 

Continued from front page 

and well expressed, and prove 
the student's ability to properly 
use the English language. 

The cancellation of this 
requiement, on July 15, has been 
met with mixed reactions from 
faculty and staff, many in the 
English and humanitites 
departments are upset with the 

freedom and discrimination on 
the basis of the identity and 
vewpoints of guest lecturers. It 
also seeks damages for 
violations of plaintiff's 
constitutional and staatutory 

During fall of 1985, Professor 
Simpson arranged for Rabbi 
Meir Kahane to guest lecture in 
his two classes and he informed 
the university administration of 
the invitation. It was not until 
October 23 (and later by letter on 
October 24) that the adminis- 
tration indicated that Professor 
Simpson's invitation to 
members of the campus 
community to attend the 
Kahane lecture would be denied. 

Rabbi kahane spoke at SFSU 
as scheduled on October 28 to 
approximately 40 students 
enrolled in Simpsons's two 
International Relations classes. 
However, several individuals, 
including International 
Relations Professor Marshall 
Windmiller, students, reporters 
for the campus newspaper, 
Golden Gater, were denied 
admission to the Kahane lecture 
by campus police. 


Chen said the restrictions 
placed upon the lecture were 
not adequately justified by 
legitimate security neds. "The 
university had borrowed police 
from other campuses, had 
resources from the San 
Frandisco Police Department 
available, and utilized a metal 
detector at the entrance to the 
lecture room," he said. 

Professor Windmiller, a 
member of the San Francisco 
State faculty for 27 years and a 
plaintiff in the lawsuit, said 
"San Francisco State's record of 
academic freedom has been a 
source of great pride to me. I 
cannot stand by while that 
freedom is under attack by those 
who would supress the 
constitutional rights of students 
to hear all points of view, even 
the most odious." 

Professor Joe Thorn, of the 
humanities department, said 
"It is terrible, the goal of the test 
was to raise the level of students' 
literacy and writing ability." 

Professor Robert Thompson, 
PhD. in the English department, 
said it was a "bad move," and 
that students graduating should 
be able to demonstrate such 

Nob Hill 

Continued from front page 

hotels bearing the namesake of 
Stanford, Hopkins, and 
Huntington remain. 

Leland Stanford was so 
powerful that when his son was 
refused admission into UC 
Berkeley, he decided to build his 
own university down the 
penninsula. It grew into one of 
the most respected private 

Photo by Noel Eicher 

The luxurious interior of the Mnrk 

Street at the peak of the hill, and 
Nob Hill was quickly renamed 
"Snob Hill" by the less fortunate 

While the mansions of these 
men may have burned down 
after the earthquake of '06, three 
schools in the country 
Stanford University. 


The growth of Nob Hill was 
not limited to the "Big Four" of 
the gold rush. Many prominent 
men made their homes on the 
hill. Bigger and more grandiose 
mansions spread up and down 
the sides of the hill until the area 
became one of the most densely 
populated in the city. The top of 
the hill, however, remained the 
exclusive enclave of the very 

Today, Nob Hill remains as 
exclusive for the few and as 
unobtainable for the many as it 
ever was. The hotels reach the 
height of luxury, as well as the 
absolute ceiling of most walets. 
Expensive apartment houses 
have replaced many of the early 
residences, and private clubs 
have taken over some of the 

A cable car ride up the 
California Street side of the hill 
is ■ 1 1 1 1 ... ( like a ride in 
Disneyland -- almost. The 
magnitude of the homes and the 
luxury hotels is breathtaking. 
Past Grace Cathedral and along 
the park at the peak of Nob Hill, 
one may feel almost like one of 
the few truly wealthy society 

Nob Hill will almost certainly 
remain one of "The City's" most 
prized communities. 

Feature Photo 

Photo by Marge Smarts 

Fishing boats moored at Fisherman's Wharf. 

Reporter sues Calendar of Events 

UC Berkeley 

competency. Dr. Thompson said 
he was disappointed because the 
results clearly show, with such 
levels of failure, that students 
are not literate. 

On the other side, Counselor 
Frank Maestas said he felt it 
was a "good move." He said the 
number of English classes 
required gives students ample 
experience in written com- 
position. He said he has seen 
many students disqualified from 
graduating because they were 
too afraid to take the "only one 
chance" exam. 

the ultimate decision to cancel 
the exam at the July 15 board 
meeting followed much 
deliberation by the committees 
involved. After the first year of 
implementation, they found 
there was not enough data to 
review the requirement, after the 
second year, the English 
department found there was a 
large failure rate among ESL 
and students in semi-profession- 
al majors. 

The decision followed weeks of 
discussion and assessments by 
the Executive Council of the 
Academic Senate, the BCGR, 
the English department and 
President Carlos Ramirez. 

Then a sub-committee was 
formed to "examine, analyze, 
and discuss all of the data, to 
establish what all of the 
justifications were for having 
PWT, to analyze in detail each of 
these justifications, and to reach 
an overall conclusion as to 
whether or not the PWT should 
be continued," said a committee 
report presented on April 28. 
President Shirley Kelly based 
her findings on the report, which 
she presented to the board 
meeting that approved the 
cancelling of the test. 

The sub-committee's findings 
were nine possible justifications 
for the continuation of the test, 
and their conclusions that none 
of these justifications were being 
fulfilled to benefit students. 

According to Kelly, the faculty 
is to incorporate writing 
assignments in al course 


Deadline for Naval ROTC 
Scholarahp Program is April 1, 
1987; deadline for College 
Scholarship Service Talent Roster is 
Oct. 24; and deadline for the 
Clete Roberts Memorial Journalism 
Scholarships is January 15, 1987. 


Career Day with the Architecture 
Department - a chance to meet and 
talk with professionals from the 
building professions, Wednesday, 
October 22. Batmale Hall,Suite240 
(2nd floor). 


The WREP is holding workshops for 
both prospective and enrolled 
students. Workshops scheduled for 
October are: 10/9, 1-2 p.m. B222, 
EOPS and the Re-entry Student;" 
10/21, 1-2 p.m., Art Gallery, Student 
Union, "Make Successful Trans- 
itions to Accomplish your Goals." 
and 10/23, 1-2 p.m., B222 "Tenants 
Rights and Housing Issues for Re- 
entry Students." 


CCSF students who qualify and 
who plan to transfer to a four-year 
institution may enroll in one free 
course at the University of 
California, Berkeley. To obtain 
information you can attend one of 
the following informational 
meetings: 10/14 at 12:10 p.m., 10/17 
at 11:10 p.m., 10/23 and 10/24 both 
at 12:10 p.m. All meetings will be 
held in the Student Union 
Conference Room. 

Students interested in transfering to 
UC Berkeley can attend a live studio 
teleconference to be held on Oct 15, 
from 1-3 p.m., Room 136, Science 


An Arab View of the Middle East, ", 
Lecture by Ibrahim Tawasha, co- 
sponsored by Model United 
Nations, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 12-1 
p.m., conlan Hall, Rm. 101. Also, 
"Exhibit A," contemporary jazz 
trio, Monday, Oct. 20, 2-3 p.m., Arts 
Building, Room 133. 


The Elks National Foundation is 
awarding 33 $2,000 vocational 
grants to California students who 

Urf~i J'J x 1-v »» are US - citizens Pursuing a 

OcUlClldclte UflV X vocational/technical program that 

• culminates in an associate degree, 
diploma, or certificate. Application 
forms are available in the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale Hall. 
Room 366, and must be mailed no 
later than November 25. 

By Brian Dinsmore 

A reporter for the Daily 
Californian in Berkeley has 
filed suit against the Univeristy 
of California in efforts to obtain 
documents on how campus 
health and safety official 
dispose of toxic and radioactive 
materials, according to a report 
in the San Francisco 

Brian Hill, a reporter for the 
campus newspaper, charged in 
his suit filed in Alameda county 
Superior Court that his requests 
for disposal records have gone 
unattended for the past 11 

According to the suit, the 
documents are "vital to the 
public interest in that they 
would allow an independent 
assessment of the danger or lack 
thereof, posed by the Univer- 
sity's handling of hazardous 
toxic and radioactive mater- 

Named as defendants in the 
suit are the universities' regents, 
Chancellor Ira. M. Heyman, and 
Dr. James R. Brown, environ- 
mental and safety director on 

According to Berkeley 
attorney Anna de Leon, who 
field the suit on behalf of Hill, 
his reporting into the health and 
safety precautions over the past 
year has "uncovered evidence of 
laxity in the work and 
supervisionhealth and safety 

A spokesperson for the 
environmental safety office said 
attorney's were reviewing Hill's 
requests for certain documents. 

As for indications that there 
were problems with the 
disposing of hazardous 
materials, senior environmental 
hygienist Otis Wong said "We 
have a hazardous waste 
program that is in compliance 
with state and federal 

Continued from front page 

Missoiuri, for a strong national 
defense. Angela Alioto, a 
candidate for the Board of 
Supervisors said, "I am not for 
nuclear arms anywhere near me. 
I'd love to have them removed 
but that is not a reasonable 


There was a positive reaction 
after the meeting about the way 
it had been handled and the 
active participation of the 
audience, many expressed hope 
that this forum would be the first 
of many such events held in the 
Student Union. 

Several of the speakers were 
pleasantly surprised at the turn 
out, observing that in the past 
the attendance to other events 
had been small. 

One speaker, Paul Wotman, a 
gay legal activist running forth 
College Board, suggested that 
the Student Council use the 
Student Union for its meetings, 
rather than the much smaller 
conference room. Several 
students said they looked 
forward to future forums. 


Pulitizer Prize winning drt 
"Picnic," about a drifter who wre 
emotional havoc among tt 
inhabitants of a small Americ 
town. Catch "Picnic" on Frida 
October 17, at 8 p.m., CCSF Collej 


There will be a book sale benefitui 
the City College Library, Saturd 
October 11 from 10 to 3 p.m., Smif 


The Transfer Center will spor 
four workshops on financial 
The workshops will be held in 
Transfer Center in Bugalow 22 
Dates are: 10/24 at 10 a.m. 
11/18 at 11 a.m., both workshop 
will be held in Spanish. There willl 
a November 6 at 12 noon workshop 
held in English. 


The CCSF Nursing department i 
presenting a banquet and dinna 
dance to honor the 25t| 

Anniversary School of Nursil 
procedds to benefit the Nursin 
Scholarship Fund. Contact Celeafi 
239-3218, or Kathy 239-3130. 


The San Francisco Symphony it 
offering college students half-prict 
tickets for the 75th Anniversarj 
season. Tickets available for either 
Wednesday or Friday evenings foi 
the 12 part concert series beginning 
October 25. For more information 
contact Student Forum Repre- 
sentative Bill Sigman at 641-0281 or 
Masha Jewett at 239-3147. 


The "Wrath of Grapes" of the 
of the United Farm Workers 1 
international grape boycott 
Students at CCSF are forming a 
support group for the UFW and will 
be supplying informatin to the 
student consumers. For more 
information, contact Felipe Velez at 
the Latin American Studiei 
Department, Tuesdays and 
Thursdays 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., ex. 


The S.F. Hispanic Education 
Planning Committee is presenting! 
the Second Annual Dia de la Razij 
Conference on Education^ 
Saturday, October 18. The 
conference will be held from I j 
p.m. in the CCSF Student Union 
Building. The cost of the conference 
is $10 per participant (includes 
panel sessions and reception). For 
more information, contact Rena 
Larin at 239-3212. 


The Guardsman needs a cartoonist, 
layout assistants and writers. If you 
like what you read, get with it and 
join The Guardsman today! Drop by 
Bungalow 209, but hurry! 


another terrific contest-two 
tickets to see Van Halen on 
Monday, Nov. 3rd at the 
Cow Palace. Congratulations 
to Will Maynez, winner of 
the Genesis concert tickets. 

Vol. 102, No. 5 

Photo by Adrienne MarkaDamron 

City College of San Francisco 

Oct. 23-Nov. 6, 1986 

The Guardsman an- 
nounces its first ever 
annual holiday food drive. 
Canned foods and sealed 
non-parishable packaged 
items are needed to help 
feed the hungry and 
homeless. Food should be 
dropped off at Bungalow 
209, the Library and the 
Information Desk in 
Conlan Hall. 

Burglar(s) swipe another computer 


Men Rather to take in the sun at Portsmouth Square. 

Chinatown; Beauty and Mystery 

By Brian Dinsmore 

San Francisco's neighbor- 
hoods are a diverse, exuberent 
mixture of people, culture, and 
tradtion. Nowhere in this city 
are these facets personified to a 
greater height than in 

Chinatown is one of the oldest 
neighborhoods in the City. 
Chinese men were called to 
California to help build the 
railroads and settled along 
Dupont Street, which is now 
Grant Avenue. San Francisco 
did not exactly make these early 
immigrants feel at home during 
the nineteenth century, as many 
of the corrupt city officials tried 
their best to either limit the 
number of immigrants or to 
deport them. 

The Chinese are a resilent 
people, though, and struggled 
hard in their early years to stay. 
Soon, the area around 
Portsmouth Square (the edge of 
the old Barbary Coast), was 
teeming with people from China. 
Shops and restaurants opened, 
and the men who worked so hard 
to build the railroads, and mine 
the gold for California were able 
to send for their families. 


Chinatown grew and grew 
into the most densly populated 
Chinese community outside 
China. Businesses dealing with 
both the old and new world 
became as respected as any in 
the City, and the Chinese were 
starting to make at least some 
progress in the City they helped 
to build. 

Walking down the streets of 
Chinatown today one cannot 
escape the rich blend of old and 
new cultures. Grant Ave. and 
Stockton St. bustle with activity 

as shoppers browse the open air 
markets for the freshest in 
meats, poultry and vegetables. 
The shops in Chinatown cater 
not only to the residents of the 
neighborhood, but they also 
serve the visitors to San 

The restaurants of Chinatown 
are still considered some the best 
in the world, although many 
Chinese restaurants have 
moved their establishments out 
on the Avenues. From the 
newest to the oldest, the 
restaurants keep alive the 
secrets of Old World cooking. 

As good as the restaurants 
and shops of Chinatown may be, 
it is the people of the 
neighborhood that make it so 
beautiful and yet mysterious. 
Fog blends with the smell of 

Photo by Adrienne MarksDamron 

Shopping is 

popular pastime 

roasting duck as old women 
carry what appear to be 
extraordinary loads of laundry 
or food up steep staircases. The 
friendly and wise faces of men 
who play legal or illegal board 
games on benches in Ports- 
mouth Square. The rapid fire 
chatter of the outdoor salesman 
gets lost somehow in the singing 
of children from inside one of the 
several Chinese schools that dot 


Night-time brings with it a 
more relaxed pace to the 
neighborhood, and provides one 
with a real sense of the mystery 
and beauty of the area. The 
night air is aglow with neon 
light piercing through shadows 
cast on narrow streets as the 
hustle and periennel log-jam 
gives way to residents and 
tourists alike strolling through 

The restaurants are doing 
brisk business, and many of the 
shops are open late into the 
night as shoppers gather items 
for the next day. Nightclubs and 
theatres cater to the Chinese, 
obviously, but their entertain- 
ment is definately cross- 

While it is estimated that over 
60,000 people inhabit the six- 
square blocks that is China- 
town, the neighborhood shows 
no outward signs of collapse. As 
the more affluent move out of 
Chinatown and into the outer 
parts of the City or to the 
suburbs, more immigrants 
arrive to fill the void. Chinatown 
is ever creeping into the North 
Beach area, but no expansion 
could replace the charm, history, 
and bustling excitement that is 
synonymous with Chinatown. 

By Tony Hayes 

An Apple-Mclntosh computer 
valued at $2,500 was stolen from 
City College's Student Union 
building, October 9. 

City College Police report that 
a burglar forcibly entered the 
room that houses the computer, 
but the door on the exterior of 
the building was not tampered 

Student Activities Dean 
Renalto Larin said he felt the 
burglary was done by someone 
associated with City College. 

"I think it must have been an 
inside job because only the door 
that housed the computer 
showed signs of foul play," 
Larin said: "It looks like 

someone had a key to the outer 
door, but they had to break down 
the inside door." 

City College recently 
purchased $5,000 worth of 
security devices for computers, 
but Larin said the computer, 
which was purchased in August 
did not have any restraints. 

"We were supposed to get some 
restraints in the near future, but 
they haven't arrived yet," Larin 

City College Police Chief 
Gerald DeGeralamo said there 
are no suspects in the case. 

The theft of the computer 
marks the latest in a long line of 

computers stolen from campus. 
This past summer $30,000 worth 
of computers was stolen from the 
engineering department located 
in Cloud Hall. 

DeGeralamo said the thefts 
are most likely Linked, "but at 
this time we can't prove it." 

Larin said the theft of the 
computer will be a major loss to 
the student union. "We were 
using it for a lot of our projects 
and its loss will be greatly felt." 

He said the Student Union 
budget will have enough money 
to buy another computer this 
semester, but Larin said he will 
ask Apple to donate one to the 

Tree cutting stirs uproar 

By Tony Hayes 

Two weeks ago, 20-foot high 
green trees lined the sidewalk on 
Phelan Avenue, west of the Arte 
Extensions building. 

Today, jagged stumps remain 
- the product of a pruning job 
that may have gotten out of 

Some City College Btudents 
and at least one faculty member 
are upset that the trees were cut. 

"I think it's terrible that those 
trees were cut down like that," 
Social Sciences teacher John 
Bardaro .said. "They were 
beautiful trees and they added 
alot to the campus." 

Bardaro said the trees had 
more than an aesthetic value. 
"The trees use to block the 
sunlight from coming into the 
classroom. Now it comes 
through and it puts a terrible 
glare on the board," he said. 


Buildings and Grounds 
official James Keenan said the 
trees had to be cut down because 
they had grown too much and 
were blocking the sidewalk. 

"We were short staffed, so they 
Ornamental Horticulture 

students pruned those trees, but 
now they are short staffed," 
Keenan said. "We just hired a 
new gardner, so from now on he 
will take care of the trees; we 
won't have to cut them as 

Keenan said the trees should 
grow back to their previous 
height in about a year. 


Bardaro added that the trees 
worked as a barrier between the 
busy Phelan Avenue traffic and 
the classrooms. "The trees 
worked as a buffer for the traffic 

The chopping episode also 
make student Mike Pordon mad. 
"When I have a class in the west 
end of the Arte Extension 
building, the noise from the 
traffic is so loud it seems as if I'm 
sitting in the middle of a 
freeway," said Pordon. 

Journalism student Kevyn 
Clark had mixed feelings about 
the trees. "I like that he sunlight 
can come through the window, 
but I'm really disgusted that 
they had to chop down all the 

Photo by Mark Bartholoma 

What remains of the 20 foot trees lining 
Phelan Street. 

Board candidate charges gay bias 

By Brian Dinsmore \ 

San Francisco Community the college district's head- 

College Board member John 
Riordan is being singled out in a 
bitter election contest by a gay 
challenger who accuses him of 
being anti-gay and erratic. 

According to the SAN 
Paul Wotman, director of Bay 
Area Lawyers for Individual 
Freedom, a gay and lesbian 
organization, has lined up the 
I endorsements of three of college board. 
Riordan 's fellow board members other board 
in the low-budget, but bitterly 
contested November 4 election. 

The other two incumbents 
seeking re-election, Alan Wong 
and Robert Burton, have long 
lists of endorsers, and both 
believe that they face only 
nominal opposition in the 
contest, in which the top three 
vote getters are elected to the 
board. They say the real race is 
between Riordan and Wotman. 

Riordan has easily won 
elections ever since the board 
was implemented in 1972. 

quarters. Riordan said that no 
outside organization could 
legally use district property, no 
matter how worthy the cause 
The foundation occupied the 
room at 33 Gough Street for two 
weeks, while its own quarters 
were being remodeled. 

His contention outraged 
Timothy Wolfred, director of the 
foundation and a member of the 
Wolfred and two 
members, Amos 
Brown and Julie Tang, are 
backing Wotman in his contest 
with Riordan. 

Riordan also voted against the 
appointment of a gay vice 


because the chancellor is an 
autocrat and I am absolutely 
frustrated that the board will not 
pay attention to the destructive 
things he is doing," Riordan 
said. "When the Academic 
Senate took a censure vote 
(against Hsu) by an over- 
whelming margin, the board did 
not take it seriously." 


Along with Burton, Riordan 
has wide support from the 
college faculty in his re-election 
campaign. Both men expressed 
strong support for a faculty 
search committee that was 
threatened with legal action by 
Hsu when its members refused 
to continue serving after the 
chancellor twice rejected its 

Bright days for seniors at the park. 


In April, however, Riordan 
protested the decision to allow 
the San Francisco AIDS 
Foundation to use an office in 

Riordan denies any anti-gay recommendations, 
bias, pointing out, "I brought a Wotman said he agrees with 
workers compensation claim some of Riordan's stands, but 
for Scott Smith, Harvey Milk's contends that his opponent is 
lover, and won a settlement for ineffective because he attacks 
him. I was co-chairman when people personally instead of 
John Wahl (a gay candidate) ran sticking to issues. Wotman 
for supervisor." claimed that the board is 

His major interest in sometimes unable to act on 
continuing to serve on the board, important problems during its 
according to Riordan, is "to keep monthly meetings because 
an eye on" Chancellor Hilary because Riordan keeps bringing 
Hsu. up old scores at inordinate length. 

I spurt and fume sometimes Continued on back page 

MUN offers students hands on diplomatic experience 

By Harry Teague 

What do nearly 30 students at 
City College have in common 
that may perplex the average 
student? It's the Model United 
Nations (MUN). 

Under the direction of faculty 
member Dr. Virginia McClam, 
MUN is said to offer an 
awamess of international 
affairs, a way to improve one's 
Public-speaking abilities, and 
•u-st hand experience on how 
other nations function in world 


According to students who 
have enrolled in the two-unit 
course, there are many rasons 
their fellow students may 
consider joining them - not the 
least of which is a global 
understanding of the world. 

"Many people tend to put 
themselves in their own, rather 
s m ,.i II world," said Kim 
Tavaglione, a political science 
major. "They do not think 

(L-R) Kim Tavaglione. Napoleon Badillo and Jody Reeve**. 

beyond it, but this program has 
taught me that the world is 
much bigger than I thought it 

The students who will be 
engaged in an exchange forum 
with San Francisco State 
students on October 17 on the 
question of compliance with the 
World Court deciscion, also 

Continued on back page 



November 4 elections: 

Our stand on the issues 

Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 1986 (Proposition 

56) — This act authorizes the sale of $400 million in general 
obligation bonds to finance construction and improvement of 
facilities in the state's higher education insititutions. Proceeds may 
also be used to provide short-term loans to community colleges for 
the purchase of instructional equipment. 

Opponents claim that the Legislature already furnishes 
"generous increases" in funding for higher education; that needs 
should be budgeted every year on a priority basis; and that current 
educational facilities are already built according to "state-of-the- 
art" methods and have withstood California's earthquakes. 

But our colleges simply cannot afford to finance all necessary 
work from current levels of allocation. Besides, legislative largesse 
becomes evident only during reelection years. The longer we 
postpone needed repairs and construction, the costlier they will be. 
Perhaps Proposition 56 opponents should visit our "state-of-the-art" 
bungalows and see how "modern" they are. Don't let education lag 
behind, vote yes on Proposition 56. 

Compensation for State and Local Elected Officials and 
Employees (Proposition 61) -This measure limits the governor's 
salary to $80,000 and the salaries of many local and elected officials 
to a maximum of 80 percent of the governor's annual pay. Any 
future increases will require the approval of the voters. Public 
employees will not be allowed to carry over unused vacation and 
sick leave time from one year to another. 

This is a badly written, ambiguous proposition that may end up 
costing the state $7 billion instead of cutting "wasteful government 
spending." Moreover, because vacation and leave time do not 
accrue, employees will be forced to take time off even when not 
needed; this reduces employee flexibilities during real emergencies. 
Gann's Proposition 13 is bad enough, so vote no on Proposition 61. 

Official State Language, Initiative Consitutional 
Amendment (Proposition 63) — This is a proposed constitutional 
amendment that will declare English as the official language of 
California. It requires the state to "take all steps necessary to ensure 
that the role of English as the common language of the state is 
preserved and enhanced." Any resident can sue the state to enforce 
these provisions. 

Do they really believe passage of this initiative will "tie society 
together?" Contrary to proponents' claims, we do not "learn to 
respect other people, other cultures, with sympathy and 
understanding" simply with one "shared language." Sympathy 
and understanding transcend mere spoken or written words. 

And to imply that earlier immigrants peacefully assimilated into 
a "miracle" melting pot with English as a common thread is to over 
simplify history. As late as the turn of the century, immigrants from 
non-English Bpeaking Southern Europe were subjected to 
systematized discrimination. 

It goes without saying that learning the language is important to 
everybody. Immigrants and non-speakers alike know that. Without 
an accompanying provision for a program to promote English 
proficiency, passage of Proposition 63 will make non-speakers feel 

Proposition 63 is for misguided linguists fighting windmills under 
the aegis of good intentions. Vote no on Propositon 63. 

AIDS Initiative Statute (Proposition 64) —The proposition 
declares that AIDS is an infectious, contagious, and communicable 
disease and that being a carrier of the HTLV-III virus is an 
infectious, contagious, and communicable condition. It also 
mandates that both are subject to quarantine isolation statutes and 
regulations. Both will be placed on the list of reportable diseases and 
conditions, as maintained by the Department of Health Services. 
This is another misguided, extremist proposal put forth by the 
followers of Lyndon LaRouche, As of today, no evidence exists 
whatsoever that proves transmission of the AIDS virus by casual 
contact with infected persons. Moreover, passage of Proposition 64 
will undermine years of painstaking research in the medical 
profession to find a cure for AIDS. 

Because of fear of possible discriminatory measures, people will 
be hesitant to be tested. This will make studies more difficult. The 
problem is bad enough, don't compound it. Vote no on Proposition 


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unfair criticism on our cafeteria I eat there sometimes and I find the 
food very good and certainly not walking around. 

Congratulations on your many excellent articles. Good coverage. 


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The summit is a chilling failure 

By Richard Rice 

They couldn't have picked a 
better place. Iceland is one cold 
place (the average annual 
temperature is 40 degrees). A 
little more than an Alpine 
tableland and a glacier, the 
country is only one-fifth 

What better locale for the cold, 
cold war to freeze solid? 

One bitter aftermath of the 
failed Reykjavik summit is the 
scramble to pick winners and 
losers. Some say Reagan won 
big because he stared the iron- 
toothed Soviet leader down and 
went away with his Star Wars 
program intact. 

Others say Gorbachev won on 
points; they say he seemed to be 
the more flexible of the two, 
what with his offer of "deep 
cuts" and all. CBS News, in its 
"post-game analysis" of the 
summit, went so far as to score 
the performance of the two first 
ladies. (Raisa won by the way; 
Nancy decided to sit this one out. 
One must not interfere with 
men's biz, you know.) 

All these armchair quarter- 
backing seem to skirt the point 
Once again, Reagan's policy has 
paralyzed itself in the cold 
wargame where he perceives 
advantage. If he gives an inch 
on his Star Wars (lately, 
compromise has been known as 
"blinking") he will be a big wimp 
to his cold-war buddies. 
It does not matter that he may 

have bypassed the greatest 
opportunity to reduce the 
nuclear arms race. 

One comical sidelight to the 
Iceland affair is that many 
Democrats are feeling "burned" 
by the President's unwillingness 
to compromise on Star Wars. It 
seems as if Democrats have 
convinced themselves that the 
President was not really serious 
about his stuff; and that Star 
Wars would be used only as a 
"bargaining chip." 

Too bad they did not bother to 
listen to Reagan himself. He has 
said time and time again he 
would never bargain away his 

If we are to derive something 
from this "mini-summit," it is to 
recognize clearly and dramatic- 
ally Reagan's intransigence in 
the arms control matter. 
Reagan is Star Wars; Star Wars 
is Reagan. The two are 

It seems as if Reagan and his 
cronies do not think they are 
dealing with similar-calibered 
humans as us. Are we then to 
believe that the Soviets are 
genetically flawed beings that, 
given the chance, will risk global 
suicide and enslave the world in 
a life of borsch and bread lines? 
For a president who has 
opposed every nuclear treaty 
ever signed, Star Wars is the 
perfect tonic. We do not have to 
trust the Russians. Yet, 
somehow, we expect them to 
trust us that after loading the 

heavens with railguns and 
nuclear beam weapons, we won't 
aim these weapons to Soviet 

Well, maybe Reagan did not 
blink because he has never 
bothered to open his eyes in the 
first place. 

How foolish it is to 
concentrate power over the US 
nuclear arsenal in the hands of 
one man. If ever there is a need 
for separation of power, it is in 
the presidency and nuclear 

Congressional Democrats are 
now talking tough about 
reviving five arms-control 
measures they earlier tried to 
attach to the defense budget 
Remember, however, that these 
are the very same Democrats 
who gave Reagan billions for 
this Star Wars research, MX's, 
first-strike weapons in Europe, 
and the Trident D-5 warheads. 
So, not much hope there. 

It would be nice to think that 
Iceland is some kind of a turning 
point beyond which an outraged 
citizenry would not let the arms 
buildup go further. In the 
meantime, with the streets of 
Europe and America mostly free 
of nuclear protestors, and the 
media playing into the 
President's game of perceived 
advantage, things look pretty 

(Editor's Note: Richard Rice is a 
history major who works part- 
time at the KPSA News 

The case for Rose Bird's retention 

By Kelly Ray 

This November 4th, the people 
of California will make several 
important decisions that will not 
only have powerful effects on the 
state, but will also send strong 
messages to the rest of the 
country. These decisions will 
point the direction of politics in 
this state for the next few years. 

Not of least importance 
among these decisions is the 
reappointment of four Calif- 
ornia Supreme Court Justices, 
including Chief Justice Rose 

For the last 10 years, Rose 
Bird has consistently supported 
free choice and civil liberties. 
But she is currently under fire 
for her refusal to vote in favor of 
the death penalty in any of the 
almost 60 cases that have come 
before the court. 

What the right-wing political 
machine that is seeking her 
ouster has chosen to forget 
however, is that there are six 
other justices on the bench with 
her. Rose Bird alone does not 
decide who gets the death 
penalty and who does not; at 
least three other justices muBt 
vote with her. Because the court 
has not voted to enact the death 
penalty since 1977, Bird has 
been blamed unjustly. 

The fact also remains that the 
death penalty has not been used 
for years in many other states. 
The California Supreme Court's 
decisions are not exceptions, 
they are in accordance with the 
general rule in the the country. 

One of the major roadblocks to 
usage of the death penalty is the 
Briggs Initiative, a badly 
written law passed by California 
voters several years ago. This 

law requires the jury of the lower 
courts to establish the 
defendant's motive to make the 
death penalty mandatory in 
particular murder cases. 

But lower courts have not been 
doing this establishment of 
motive. The Supreme Court, 
which does not have this power, 
but only reviews the cases to see 
that they have been adjudicated 
correctly, must therefore send 
the cases back to the district 

Contrary to popular opinions, 
defendants on trial are not 
released; the cases merely go 
back through the system. 

Rose Bird has been a strong 
justice for the past nine years; 
vote YES on Rose Bird. 

(Kelly Ray is a journalism and 
international relations major at 
City College. She is also a 
member of the San Francisco 
Chapter of NOW.) 

By Harry Teague 

One of the most important I 
concerns of students at any body 
of learning in the so-called | 
"higher" levels of education ig [ 
the role of the studentj 
government. Its relations with 
the administration, the image it | 
projects to other students, and | 
its effectiveness in getting 
things done are of paramount 
importance to the student body. 

But when student govern- i 
ment (like at City College)! 
fosters apathy, this results in 
little student input on decisional 
the administration makes on its f 
behalf. The Associated Students 
Council has tarnished the image ] 
of its member students largely I 
because of its inability 
achieve its goals. 

Evidence of the Council's 
apathy is abundant. The most | 
insightful proof is the action of I 
seven of its board members: they 
resigned. In fact less than 
halfway through the school 
year, over half of the 12-member 
Council have resigned. 

These almost weekly resig- 
nations have negative effects 
upon the Council. First, it! 
demoralizes the members who] 
remain. Student members may | 
be disappointed about not 
accomplishing much given such 
a large turn-over rate. Also, the j 
"new recruits" (and this ial 
precisely what they are), being 
given an opportunity to learn 
firsthand the workings of 
student government usually 
need a few weeks to adjust tor 
their new positions to function j 

What can be done about this 
situation? How can wej 
encourage students to remain on 
the board for the full semester? j 
And how can the individual j 
members be motivated to] 
perform functions such as 
serving on a committee,] 
attending all meetings, and 
prereading the Council agenda?, 

While knowing that nearly all j 
problems have multiple! 
solutions to them, I shall 
propose one answer that may go I 
a long way towards addressing 
member apathy at the Council. 
It is the concept of merit pay. 


Merit pay means precisely 
that. Only those students who 
fulfill all of their obligations will 
be entitled to compensation. One 
of the members' obligations, of 
course, is to serve out a term- 
Certainly, if members quill 
halfway through their tenure ai 
most of the members have, they 
have not fulfilled their election 
promise of serving in the- J 

Also, to receive merit pay, the 
members would be required to at 
least attend 90% of all meeting* 
on time. Members would have 
to serve on at least one 
committee, such as the finance 
or rules committees. Those who 
fail to keep these commitment! 
would not be paid. 

The cost of this proposal 
would be merely 3% of the total 
A.S. budget It would give each 
deserving member student $200 
at the end of each semester. ThU 
would average out to minimum 
wage pay of $3.35 an hour. 
Clearly, any board who can 
afford to pay an assistant 
architect $2,000 for developing 
plans for future semesters can 
spend the same amount for 
creating incentives towards * 
more productive Council. 

But the most important 
aspect of merit pay is if 
potential to motivate the beat 
students, preferably those who 
have had at least a year in 
business management or 
accounting to join the A.S. 
Council. Of course, this 
inducement of $200 will also 
entice those students who art 
motivated by greed rather 
than sense of public duty, but 
this exists in the world of politic* 
anyway; and no one has figured 
a way to get around it 

I hope this proposal will 
induce students who are willing 
to bring respectability to th« 
Council, to run for office-others 
need not apply. 

Oct. 23-Nov. 6, 1986 



Focus on . . . John Wilk 

A talk with the director of "Picnic" 

By Timothy Williams 

If there's one thing City 
College instructor John Wilk 
knows, it's drama. 

As director of "Picnic" (which 
ended last weekend at the 
College Theater), Wilk has been 
involved with theater both on 
and behind the scenes since he 
was 18-years-old. His resume 
includes stints with the Center 
for Theater Research in New 
York, the Hillberry Repretory 
Theater in Detroit, the Berkeley 
Shakespeare Festival, the 
Julian Theatre and American 
Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in 
San Francisco. He has served as 
assistant director on such 
productions as "Translations" 
and "Night Mother." 


When Wilk wasn't going to 
school (he has a doctorate in 
theater) teaching classes, 
acting, directing, and playing 
stage manager, he found the 
time to write a book called 
"Creation of an Ensemble," 
about his experiences. 

Wilk has lived in the Bay Area 
for 13 years now, and he has 
been teaching at City College for 
four years-this semester as a 
part-timer. "I didn't get the full- 
time slot, so I work at ACT 
during the day and teach in the 
evenings," he said. 


The production of "Picnic" 
was Wilk's first directing job at 
City College, and after watching 
his hand-picked crew perform on 
opening night, he was thrilled. 

"Everything went great," he 
said excitedly. "The perfor- 
mance was terrific, and the 
audience couldn't have been 

"We've got some really good 
people;*' he added in reference to 
"Picnic's" actors and actresses, 
"and all, but two of them, take 
drama classes at City College." 


The City College drama 
department, through its 
productions, is experiencing 

photo by Carol Carstensen 

John Wilk has spent a lifetime in the theatre 

something of a renaissance, and 
Wilk gives the credit to City 
College alumni Lee Meri- 

"Lee Meriwether revived 
interest in the department," he 
said. "When she came back, she 
brought the spotlight with her; 
now the community knows we're 
here and functioning. The 
publicity is as good as having a 
good football team, and the best 
part is that its good for 


While acting is an extremely 
tough field to break into, some of 
Wilk's former students have 
appeared in commercials 
"Getting started in acting takes 
a lot of hard work," he said. 

"Success depends on how 
ambitious you are." 

Wilk stresses that acting 
classes need not be just for 
aspiring actors, but for all 
students. "There's a lot of value 
in acting classes," he said. 
"They are similar to speech 
classes, but are much more 
interesting. They are excellent 
for building confidence, 
whether you want to pursue 
acting or not." 

As for Wilk's personal 
philosophy he said "Not only 
must you love your own work, 
but you've also got to love the 
people doing it." 

And, to many students, the 
results are obvious-a first-rate 

Watch out! Here comes the '60's! 

By Timothy Williams 

Amidst the conservative, self- 
absorbed decade that will 
become known as "Reagan's 
Eighties," a strange phenom- 
enon has arisen - a longing for 
the free-spirited altruism of the 
1960's, if not in attitude, at least 
in style. 

There have been reports of 
phone booth stuffing, teenagers 
running around their V*W*s at 
stoplights, and young women 
handing out flowers in Golden 
Gate Park. What next? Afros? 


The most noticeable aspect of 
the new '60's has been in 
fashion. Popping up every- 
where, worn by young and old 
alike, is paisley. What used to be 
something of a fashion 
statement can now be bought at 
Macy's, Penney's, and K-Mart. 
It used to be that people who 
wore paisley were either counter- 
culture, or had counter-culture 
sympathies; now if you don't 
own something with paisley on 
it, you're simply not hip. 

Turtlenecks are also hot 
property again, whether they 
are black, or the sleveless kind 
worn by women. Among the 
more hardcore, popular fashion 
statements include tie-die t- 
shirts, anything with a peace 
symbol on it, long hair and 
sideburns, and even bell- 

While it is true that some 
people never stopped wearing 
the clothes that were popular- 
ized in the '60's, it is the 
offspring of that generation 
where the trend is most 


New music has also been 

heavily influenced by the '60's. 
Sometimes called "retro rock" (a 
term most of the artists detest), 
many new bands from REM, to 
the Bangles, to the Chester- 
field Kings and the Pandoras, 
have incorporated the guitar 
sound and vocal harmonies of 
groups from the earlier era. Even 
established pop acts like Prince 
and Duran Duran, whose 
music is synonymous with the 
music of the 80 s, owe a heavy 
debt to Jimi Hendrix and the 
Beatles, respectively. 

Performers from the '60's have 
been the biggest benefactors 
from this longing for the past. 
Donovan and some of the 
members of Buffalo Spring- 
field are currently touring. But, 
the biggest story was by the 
Monkees reunion tour this 
summer, which consistently had 
sell-out crowds. The Monkees 
also had a top 40 song; and two 
'60's tunes covered by current 
artists ("Venus" by Banana- 
rama and "Spirit in the Sky" 
by Doc and the Medics) and a 
song called "Summer of Love" 
by the B-52'e were on the 
charts at the same time. 

The continued popularity of 
The Grateful Dead is an 

exception to the trend of going 
back to the past. The band and 
its fans, like mods, another 
group with both feet planted 
firmly in the sixties, live in their 
own time-warp, ignoring the 
changes in popular fashion and 
music, content to live in their 
own world. 


Television has gotten into the 
act. Many stations, mostly the 
non-affiliated ones, have been 
digging into their files recently 


and have come up with some 
great programs. '60's reruns like 
"Batman," and "Get Smart," 
have made t.v. interesting 

The '60's lingo is also finding 
its way into conversation, with 
words and phrases like 
"groovy," "happening," "far 
out," "bad trip," "right on!," and 

'dig," (as in "digging your 
Bcene"). Ya dig? (understand?) 

According to Officer Williams 
of the Narcotics Squad of the 
San Francisco Police Depart- 
ment, the quantity of hallucino- 
genic drugs confiscated by the 
Department has also risen this 

"The number of individual 
arrests has gone down," he said 
"but last year when we might 
have found 5,000 hits of acid 
during a raid, this year we find 
10,000." Williams said that this 
is a result of the police targeting 
larger dealers, and also signals 
the fact that there is a larger 
supply of hallucinogens, 
especially mushrooms, avail- 
able on the street. 

Are today's paisley-clad 
young people missing the point? 
Some survivors of the '60's think 
so, and regard today's youth as 
shallow. Why are they imitating 
a decade that they are too young 
to remember? Is it due to a lack of 
imagination? An unhappiness 
with the conservative times? A 
search for something better? 

The bottom line is that the 
reasons don't matter. As long as 
people are happy dressing and 
acting a little differently, then 
nothing else matters - such was 
the philosophy of the '60'e. 

The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

The world is filled with 
strange people. I'm one of those 
people. (No excuses, no 
apologies, it makes for good 

I have a lot of strange habits 
and most people overlook them. 
There are others, however, who 
can't, or simply will not tolerate 
strange behavior and are dealt 
with accordingly. I need 
absolutely no excuse to get 
weird, and, if someone presses 
the issue, they are usually left 
with a lasting impression. 


There was a lady on the bus 
early one morning who insisted I 
was nothing more than an anti- 
social deviant because I was 
wearing sunglasses. I really did 
not mean to embarrass her by 
crawling over to her seat 
begging her forgiveness. If 
you're reading this Miss, the real 
reason I wear sunglasses that 
early is to keep my eyes from 
falling on the floor. 

I also apologize to the bus 

driver who had to take the time 
out to stop the bus and help me 
back into my seat after the lady 
had nearly knocked me out with 
her purse and fled. I really 
wasn't trying to steal her purse. 
It wouldn't have gone with 
anything I was wearing at the 


The Chi-Chi Club which 
recently re-opened after a short, 
but costly court-ordered closing, 
has just suffered another 
setback. On Saturday the 11th, 
fire broke out in the building 
next door. Though most of the 
fire was contained, the 
backstage and stage left area 
inside of the club were badly 
damaged by heat and water. No 
word yet on how Ions: the club 
will be closed. 

If you like to wait in line and 
deal with rude door people, then 
by all means go to the Mad 
Hatter on Geary Street. They 
wouldn't let me in because I was 
"acting too strange." 

Ireland 32, right up the street 
from the Hatter, offers a taste of 
the upwardly mobile atmos- 
phere, good drinks, occasionally 
good music and no waiting. 


I'm really not able to discuss 
what bands are playing where 
for the rest of the month. I 
haven't kept up with the listings 
other than occasionally looking 
through the music calendar. 

The "Seventh Annual Exotic 
Erotic Halloween Ball" kicks off 
on the 31st at the Concourse 
Pavilion on 635-8th Street. The 
ball is going to be bigger and 
better than ever before, 
according to insiders. Get 
strange, dress strange, and have 

One last thing about 
strangeness. There is nothing, I 
repeat, nothing stranger than 
being perfectly normal. I don't 
know anyone who is anywhere 
near normal. Can you figure 
that one out? 

See you at the scene. 

The library gets some friends 

By Bernadette Lurati 

Friends of the Library (FL) are 
not just patrons, but a group 
interested in its progress. 

According to Rita Jones, who 
directs the library's book 
acquisition department, the club 
was the idea of City College 
President Carlos Ramirez two 
years ago and it became an 
official organization last year. 

Warren White, FL president, 
said "a year ago, we formulated 
a constitution and the Friends of 
the Library became a reality." 
According to White, there are 
about 175 members constituted 
mainly of faculty and retired 


"It's more than just an 
advisory group," said Jones, 
"because the club doesn't get 
involved in library politics. 
Basically, we try to find out their 
needs and we try to raise money 
for them." 

To become a member, a $10 fee 
is required. But, according to FL 
member Elanor Blinn , the group 
would like to attract students 
requiring a lower fee. 


The organization's first 
project was a book sale held on 
October 11th. Dean Sarah Kan 
reported the sale was a success 
and made $1,067, which will be 
used to purchase new books for 
the library. She said many of the 
25,000 books for sale were 

donated by the school's staff. 

According to Kan, member- 
ship fees also account for 
approximately $2,000 in library 

"The future of the organ- 
ization looks good," said Blinn, 
"and eventually, we may have a 
guest speaker, a tea brunch, or 
even another book sale." 

Photo by Marvin Cheadle 

Shoppers seeking bargains at the Friends of the Library book sale 


Photo by Steve Erickson 

U.C. Berkeley and City College held a live teleconference on October 16th which covered the transferring process. Topics covered In- 
cluded prerequiaites and breadth requirements, selection criteria for transfer students, and strategies for selecting a major. 


Oct. 23-Nov. 6, 1986 


Live music Or game Show? Yoder and Shaw revive 'Rocky Horror' 

By Cheryl Cross 

The Costello show came to 
town with three distinctive 
nights of urgent music. 
Elvis Costello 
as self-styled "knock-kneed, 
mishappen misanthrope of 
rock" presented diverse sides of 
his new emotive style, as 
exhibited on his new album 
"Blood and Chocolate." 
Recently, Costello has gone 
through many changes in his 
life - he remarried, reclaimed his 
original name (Declan 
MacManus), and added a 
sharper edge to his singing. The 
format for the three shows 
followed the transformation of 
his life. Costello played solo part 
of the evenings and had two 
separate backing bands to 
accompany him. 


On the first night, October 8, 
the Attractions (Steve Nieve, 
keyboards; Bruce Thomas, bass; 
and Pete Thomas, drums) were 
tight, intense and swinging 
behind Elvis for over two dozen 
songs. Optomistic as an opener, 
but as a solitary show, this 
concert was a fun, danceable, 
and feet shuffling tour through 
Costello classics and "Blood 
and Chocolate." Elvis did most 
of the songs from the new LP, 
including a ripping bluesy, 
"Battered Old Bird," to a teary, 
plaintive, "I Want You," and 
ended the encore, joined by his 
new wife, guitarist Cait 
O'Riordian of the Pogues, for a 
loud, overpowering feedback 
version of "Poor Napoleon." 


On Thursday night, the stage 
had a large game-show-wheel of 
forty Costello tunes, a gaudy 
go-go cage and a small bar with 
a TV. Following in this 
weirdness, Elvis, as host 
'Napoleon Dynamite,' opened 
the show by entering the hall 
from the back. He.walked up the 
aisle to the stage while 

Photo by Leslie D. WiUon 

explaining the format of the 
show. Sone contestants were 
picked out of the audience by 

'Dynamite' and a roving 
spotlight. "The Spectacular 
Spinning Songbook" was ready 
to start. 

This set-up gave Costello an 
opportunity to show wit and to 
parody himself by saying things 
like, "I get mistaken for Elvis 
Costello, actually I only just 
look like him." 


Elvis acted a congenial host to 
the song-spinners and once they 
were installed in the go-go or at 
the 'society-lounge' he would 
launch unhesitantly right back, 
with the Attractions, into 
Elvis Costello the pop/cult 
star performer. 

This second show especially 
exhibited Costello's efforts to 
be unique and break from the 
tradition of rock and roll. 
Bizarre in concept, and even 
though it took over an hour to 
pick and perform eight 
selections, "The Spectacular 
Spinning Songbook" was 
entertaining and amusing. The 
musical highlight of the evening 
was a break n the show with 
Costello taking a moving solo 
turn at six songs, including "The 
Only Flame in Town," "Radio 
Sweetheart," and a haunting 
rendition of the Psychedelic 
Fur's hit "Pretty in Pink." 

The last half of the show was 
hosted by a dead-pan, 
embarrassed Huey Lewis. But, 
he wasn't too embarrassed to 
play harmonica on a scorching 
version of Sonny Boy William- 
son's, "Help Me" during the 

Costello started the last show 
by showing his "holiday 
pictures" on a slide screen and 
accompanying them with 
narration, song and guitar for 

half an hour. The opening 
version of the hit, 'Tokyo 
Storm Warning," was quirky 
and absurd as he would pick a 
few chords, stop and explain 
about a lyric and continue and 
then stop to talk again. The 
audience was quiet and rapt 
most of the evening, only getting 
to their feet for the encore. 

Costello was backed by the 
Confederates, part of whom 
were the core of Elvis 
Preseley's TCB Band with 
bassist Jerry Scheff and 
guitarist James Burton, and 
session musicians like key- 
boardist Mitch Froom, the 
dexterous Jim Keltner on drums, 
and rhythm guitarist T-Bone 
Burnett, who produced Co- 
stello's show LP "King of 
America." The main body ot tne 
show was made up of selections 
from this album, which the 
Confederates all worked on. 


The Confederates were 
playing as a back-drop to Elvis, 
only occasionally breaking into 
a solo. The timing and flow of 
the tunes in a modern country 
style were beautifully executed. 
The occasional playing of guest 
saxophonist Steve Douglas 
filled out the songs for a 
brilliant night of top musician- 

Shedding the moniker.Elvis 

Costello the new Declan 
MacManus, has a great body of 
work behind him since he began 
recording in late 1976. He takes 
his songs through unusual 
settings in a live show. He 
brings conviction and authority 
to each single performance. He 
continues to create twisted lyrics 
and non-formulaic melodies. 

Through these varied shows 
he has broken new ground in the 
stale rock concert arena, which 
is always refreshing and 

Mary Jo Price and Andrew Dolan Price were excellent in "Picnic." 

Picnic: 50' s drama still relevant * 

By Jo Pollard 

"Picnic," William Inge's 1953 
Pulitzer prize-winning drama, 
served up a banquet of 
entertainment during its recent 
four-day run at City College of 
San Francisco's Little Theatre. 

The small Kansas town, 
which is the setting for the early 
'50's production deals with 
young lovers, old lovers, people 
who have loved and lost, and 
those who have never loved at 

Andrew Dolan, who portrayed 
Hal Carter, was reminiscent of a 
young Paul Newman who 
created the role on Broadway 33 
years ago. The role still demands 
a sexual magnetism that Dolan 
doled out in just the correct 

Mary Joe Price, who played 
Madge Owens, projected a sweet 
innocence which was the perfect 
foil for Hal's "experienced man- 

The dialogue Inge wrote so 
many years ago came alive 
through the actors who 
delivered their lines pro- 
fessionally, and, at times, 
brilliantly, especially when 
Rosemary, the old-maid 
schoolteacher (Denise Blank), 
begged her boyfriend Howard 
(Michael Biancalana) to marry 
her because by sleeping with 
him her virtue was ruined. 

Biancalana brought down the 
house on several occasions with 
his fresh interpretation of 

"Howard the hick." He played to 
the hilt the "man who did not get 

Directed by CCSF faculty 
member (drama dept.), long-time 
associate of ACT, and author 
of a recently published first 
Dr. John Wilk (doctorate in 
theatre from Wayne State 
University) served up a cast that 
turned in performances equal to 
many larger and more 
experienced stage productions. 

"I was excited about directing 
'Picnic' and working on a master 
work of drama," said Wilk. 
"Man v of the cast members were 
first-time performers and I was 
very proud of them. We put in six 
weeks of intensive rehersal; 
we love our theatre work, and we 
offered it to the public for their 

"1950's" STILL HERE 

This reviewer came away with 
much more than just a pleasant 
evening of theatre. Since 1953, 
some things have changed very 
little. When the schoolteacher 
announced her fellow teachers 
had forced the school janitor to 
chisel a nude statue into 
resembling a eunuch, I was 
reminded of an article I read in 
THE CHRONICLE last week 
about a small town in Southern 
California that, due to protests 
from its citizenry, attached a fig 
leaf to a work of art that too 
closely resembled an exact 

replica of God's first mag- 
nificant creation-Man! 

Small minds and narrow- 
minded thinking are not 
relegated to the '50's as many of 
case in the '50's which "Picnic" 
Women's ideas about some 
things have changed, however, 
like not having to marry the 
man she sleeps with as was the 
case in the 50's which "Picnic" 
so beautifully and heart- 
rendingly portrayed. But 
current rumors say men still 
believe in the old double 
standard and continue search- 
ingly for the chaste woman 
when they decide to take a wife. 

The only flaw during the 
entire evening was the many 
empty seats where enthused 
theatregoers should have been. 

According to Drama Dept. 
Chairperson Don Cate, "I'm 
happy about this production and 
the ticket sales, although I won't 
be completely happy until I see 
every seat filled. Some students 
don't feel plays are for them, so 
they don't experience theatre. 
Our theatre is growing and that 
is encouraging." 

This reviewer concurs with 
Cate, and I encourage the CCSF 
student body to try something 
new and check out the wonderful 
campus theatre. 

The cast of "Picnic" also 
included: Susan Halvorsen, 
Marsha Amador, Darryl Dea, 
Roslyn Kirby, Craig Tsuyumine, 
Cindy Blaha-Bergstrom, and 
Diana Brown. 

Yoder and Shaw ponder the success of "The Rocky Horror Show. 

By May Taqi-Eddin and 
Mark Jefferson 

San Francisco is world 
renowned for it's risque lifestyle, 
so, it's no wonder why David 
Yoder and Janet Spencer Shaw 
have brought their co- 
production of "The Rocky 
Horror Show" here. 

"San Francisco is a bit off 
beat, like 'Rocky,'" said Yoder. 

"We considered other cities, 
but settled on San Francisco," 
added Shaw. 

Yoder said "San Francisco is a 
theatre town. There are a large 
number of theatres both large 
and small. The response to live 
theatre both by tourists and 
natives is impressive." 


Ten years since it was first 
brought to the San Francisco 
stage, the 'Rocky Horror Show' 
has been revived" partially 
because of it's 10-year 
anniversary, said Yoder. 

"Audiences and tastes 
change," added Yoder. "In 1981, 
the play ran in a 2,000 seat 
theatre. Now, it's in an intimate 
space. The audience is not just a 
spectator, but actually part of 
the play." 

"Shaw said "the show never 
really died. It's (the movie) been 
extremely successful in Madrid, 
Australia and Japan-it's a 
universal show." 


Yoder and Shaw are not 
worried about competition from 
the movie. "The movie and play 
compliment each other," said 

Shaw. She said they expected 
the popularity of movie to help 
bring in a bigger audience for 
the live production. 

Whereas the movie had a 
specific cult following, Yoder 
and Shaw hope to draw in a 
diverse audience that wouldn't 
normally go to see the movie. 
Shaw said they expected to see 
movie followers, as well as the 
mainstream theatre crowd of all 
ages attend the play. 


Yoder and Shaw first began 
working together six years ago 
in the New Arts Theatre in 
Dallas. It was there the "Rocky 
Horror Show" premiered under 
New Arts Theatre's regular 
season for a successful six-week 
run. It had such a good response, 
it was decided that it would run 
again for 10 weeks the following 

Yoder and Shaw have formed 
a production company called 
Entertainment Inc., in which 
they are equal partners. Their 
first joint project is "Rocky." 

"When we started the 
company, we made a list of 20 
different projects," said Yoder. 
"We wanted something we were 
both interested in; we needed to 
do something we could get 
excited about - find interest in, 
and 'Rocky Horror Show' was 

Yoder and Shaw have formed 
a limited partnership under the 
name of "Rocky Horror - San 
Francisco Limited." They have 
outside investors, which wasn't 
hard because "people either 

think it works or not Peopli 
were either very interested or 
thought we were out of our 
minds. Less than 5% of the 
people we approached were 
undecided," said Yoder. 


"The play is a fantasy, ifs 
silly fun and it shouldn't be 
taken seriously," said Yoder. 

Shaw added: "Rocky has a 
reputation of being risque. 
People shouldn't be offended" 

Shaw said the production 10 
years ago was sleezy, but the 
current one is done in good taste. 

Yoder said that some of the 
comments from the audience 
can be harsh and if they're taken 
seriously, then they can be 
degrading to the actors. 

According to xoaer, tne cast oi 
San Francisco actors is loot 
forward to the challenge, 
actors will learn to control 
audience as time goes along. The 
only character who spea 
directly to the audience is the 
narrator - the one who receive 
the most abuse. If the audience 
members get out of line they will 
be asked to settle down, and, if 
they don't, they'll be asked to 

The play is slated to run 
through November 30, but if the 
play is well received, it will run 
indefinately at the Theatre on 
the Square. 

"We hope the play will be well 
received. We hope to stay a long 
time," said Shaw. 

Added Yoder: "We guarant 
everybody will have a good time 
- unless they're dead." 

Eddie Money's concert at the Concord Pavillion was a let down. 


Eddie Money's triumphant return* 

By Brian Dinsmore s 

Poor Eddie Money. 

He seems to make more 
"comebacks" than Lucille Ball, 
and yet his performance Friday 
night at the Concord Pavillion 
left many wondering if he 
shouldn't just hang it up. 

Money's new album, a 
suprisingly strong pop glossed 
LP entitled "Can't Hold Back," 
has spawned what may be his 
biggest hit of his 10-year career 
called "Take Me Home 
Tonight." But his tour opening 
concert at the pavillion was 
about as exciting as the opening 
of a radial tire convention, and 
believe me, in Concord, a 
convention of that genre could 
draw big crowds. 

Money pranced out onto the 
stage to the chords of his 1977 hit 
"Two Tickets to Paradise," and 
it appeared that the old Eddie 
Money was as razor-sharp as 
ever. But the balloon quickly 
deflated as Money, backed by 
what appeared to be a suburban, 

teenage, garage band, stumbled 
through an hour-long set that 
left many in the crowd 
wondering how bad the traffic 
might be in the parking lot. 
The saving grace of the show, 
albeit a small one, was Money's 
veteran guitarist, John Nelson, 
who harks back to their days 
together in Berkeley. One 
wonders who made the decision 
to break up the old Eddie Money 
band, which included one of the 
best keyboardists around, 
Randy NicholB. The sound was 
thin as the Sierras without the 
rolling strains of Nichol's 
Hammond B3 organ permeating 
the air. Money's current 
keyboard man seemed more 
intent on prancing than 
providing the musical wallpaper 
that the show sorely needed. 


A few points during the show 
it appeared that Money was 
going to pull off a coup and save 

the lackluster performance, but 
it was not to be, as everytame he 
worked the crowd into a semi- 
frenzy, he fell back on weak 
ballads that could only be 
described as Steve Perry 
meeting Lawrence Welk 

The mostly high school aged 
crowd did not seem to mind that 
Money was having difficulty 
living up to another of his 70's 
hits, "I Want to Be a Rock and 
Roll Star," as they swayed and 
sang through most of the show. 
It was rumored that several 
vendors weren't checking ID for 
beer, so that could have added to 
the excitement. 

Although Eddie Money is no 
doubt a fighter-coming back 
from a near fatal drug overdow 
and a couple of terrible albume- 
his show at the Pavilion showed 
just what a toll the life of a 
middle of the road rock and 
roller can mount on a good- 
natured guy; it's awfully bumpy j 
out there. 

Oct 23-Nov. 6, 1986 



Netters drop conference opener 

Photos by Steve Erickscn 

Tommy Martinez 

A small - 
man's show 

Football is a game composed 
of extremely large athletes. Most 
players, at least at the junior 
college level and beyond, have 
bodies that resemble mountains. 
Average fans who happen to get 
a chance to stand next to a 
player such as an offensive 
lineman or tight end and notice 
the size of his body would be in 
awe of the gridder. 


Tommy Martinez, the starting 
quarterback for City College, is 
neither tall nor wide, but the size 
of his heart and the measure of 
his determination make him one 
of the biggest players on the 

At 5'9", 175 pounds, no one 
would mistake him for being the 
starting QB for CCSF, but he is. 
He won the job with his fiery 


This attitude is really his 
competitiveness and desire to 
win, which can be seen by his 
actions on the field. Nobody 
wants to win more than 
Tommy. For example, about six 
weeks ago when the Rams 
scrimmaged Fresno City College 
in 100-plus degree weather, 
Martinez scrambled for a first 

Sounds like an average 
scramble by just another 
quarterback, but consider the 
circumstances. City College was 
facing third and ten on their own 
45-yard line and Martinez went 
back to pass. Immediately, he 
was under heavy pass rush, so 
he avoided being sacked, pump 
faked twice, and took off 
running for the yard marker. He 
juked one defender, picked up 
the first down, then amazingly 
put his head down and bulled for 
extra yardage against a 
linebacker no less. 

With his size, one would think 
he has the stereotypic problem 
common to all short quarter- 
backs - ability to see over the 
offensive line and look down 
field to his receivers. This is no 
problem for Martinez. He can sit 
in the pocket, scramble, throw 
on the run and run an excellent 

A quick look at his numbers 
will give support to these 
statements. In five games, he is 
63 out of 106 (59.4%) for 1120 
yards, 11 touchdowns with 
two interceptions (his gonl was 
to throw no interceptions this 
season), and a pair of rushing 
TSs. All this is coming in limited 
action against such opponents 
as Mendocino (55-0), Brighton 
(77-6), and Yuba (64-7). In fact 
his only full game was the Rams 
40-14 loss to Merced, the fourth 
rated team in the state. 


When the season ends, the 
muscular Martinez will be 
facing the decision of college 
recruiters who will inevitably 
question his size and stature 
even though his stats will be 
outstanding. He will beat out 
the typical 6'2", blonde-haired 
blue-eyed kid who could throw 
from one end of the field to the 
other. It is a problem he will 
have to face but so far he is 
winning in the game of size. 


Photo by Leslie D. Wilson 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Claiming his City College of 
San Francisco womens 
volleyball team didn't play up 
to their potential, Coach Al 
Shaw's women were defeated by 
Diablo Valley College (DVC) 
last Friday night, 15-11, 15-5, 15- 
12 in the conference opener for 
both teams. 

"Don't take anything away 
from DVC," Coach Shaw said. 
'They played well. Our defense 
let us down. We had a chance to 
win the first game. They (DVC) 
were on the ropes, but we 
couldn't finish them off." 


On the positive side, Shaw 
said the team served and 
received well. Unfortunately, 
that was not enough. 

"Volleyball is a team sport, 
but an individual player can be 
a dominating factor on the court. 

We (City College) don't have one 
key player. We have ten women 
who all played but no one played 
well," Shaw said after the 

Photo by Leslie D. Wilson 

The Rams look to three 
eophmores to provide leader- 
ship. According to Shaw, 
Margaret Leong, Jacqui Brust, 
and Suzanne Knorr have been, 
doing that so far this season. 


City College is now 15-4 
overall, but juBt 0-1 in the 
conference following Friday's 
loss. Coach Shaw didn't seem 
too concerned. 

"We are our toughest 
competition," said Shaw. "I 
think we are one of the best 
teams in the conference. If you 
want to win the Golden Gate 
Conference, you have to beat us. 
If we continue to play as we did 
tonight, we won't do well." 

"Everybody tries to beat 
CCSF in volleyball because we 
are awfully tough to beat," he 

Stay Down!! 

Hartnell defenders attempt to block a San Francisco spike in the Rams season opener. 

Martinez and LaDay rock while Rams continue to roll 

By Mark Muzzaferro 

Quarterback Tommy Marti- 
nez overcame an interception on 
his first pass of the day to lead 
City College of San Francisco to 
a 42-11 blowout victory over 
Golden Gate Conference foe 
West Valley of Saratoga at 
Westmont High School. 

Martinez completed the day 
by hitting 16 out of 26 for 247 
yards and a touchdown. The 
man who had the Vikings 
shaking their heads was 
running back Louis LaDay. 

"Trying to stop him is like 
tryint to stop a bullet," West 
Valley linebacker Todd Ferreira 
said of LaDay, who gained 147 
yards on 27 carries and scored 
two touchdowns. 

"West Valley was more of a 
test for our offense," LaDay said 
after the game. Obviously the 
Rams passed that test, but not 
without difficulty. 


The defense is proving to be 
the heart and soul of the team. 

After West Valley had picked off 
Martinez' initial pass, the Rams 
came back to stop the Vikings 
cold. Linebacker David 
Tanuvasa dropped West Valley 
running back Chip Vargas for a 
five yard loss. With the Vikings 
moving deep in Ram territory, 
Tanuvasa picked off a Ron 
Capurso pass and returned it to 
the Ram 23-yard line. 

The City offense took over 
from there. After two holding 
calls, the Rams found 
themselves with a tough third 
and thirty call at the West 
Valley 45-yard line. Martinez 
dropped back and hit Andre 
Alexander in stride for a 55-yard 
scoring strike. 


After the kickoff, the defense 
held again. The offense came out 
and six plays later, LaDay had 
run 20 yards, breaking tackles 
and cutting back, for a City 
College touchdown. The extra 
point was good and it was 13-0 
after muffing the first point after 

Photo by Willie Eashman 


Golden Gate Conf. Standings (Week 2) 

W-L Overall 


San Jose CC 

CC San Francisco 


Diablo Valley 

Col. of San Mateo 

West Valley 



Go Rams! 

Let's Go All 



The Rams Brian Goodspecd stops West Valley Quarterback Ron Capurso from getting 
a first down on second and one as tense faces look on from the sidelines. 

West Valley's scoring came 
after the Rams had backed 
themselves into a hole. Once 
again two holding penalties did 
the damage, putting the ball at 
the Ram five-yard line. Martinez 
dropped back into his own end 
zone and was sacked for a two 
point safety. 

After recovering a fumble, a 
West Valley drive stalled at the 
Ram 26. The Vikings kicked a 
43-yard field goal to make the 
score a respectable 13-5. 

With West Valley threatening 
to get back into the contest, the 
Ram defense rose to the 
occasion. On a third and eight 
play, QB Capurso was sacked 
and fumbled the ball. Tanuvasa 
was there to recover for the 
Rams at the West Valley 17-yard 
line. Three plays later Martinez 
went in for the score and the 
Rams were ahead 21-5 at the half 
with Martinez connecting with 
LaDay for the two point 
conversion. West Valley 
wouldn't get any closer than 


After an Eric Racklin 
interception in the second half 
(his first of two on the day), the 

Rams scored again. LaDay 
capped a 53-yard drive by diving 
over the stacked up line for a one- 
yard touchdown. 

Art Tautalatasi returned to 
action after suffering a shoulder 
seperation in an earlier game to 
score on a 15-yard run. 
Following an interception by the 
Rams Dorian Taylor (his third 

in two games), Back up QB 
David Morgan went five yards 
for the final Rams score of the 
day and a 42-5 lead in the fourth 

Once again penalties played 
an important role in the game. 
The Rams were nailed with 150 
yards in infractions. West 
Valley's only touchdown of the 
game came after three fairly 
questionable calls. After one 
call, the referee admitted to 
Coach George Rush, "I didn't see 

"We can't play like this 
against Laney," Martinez said 
when asked about the penalties. 
"They will eat us up." Offensive 
lineman Richard Hayes took the 
penalties in stride saying, 
"those things happen. We do 
have to cut down our mistakes." 

The travel- weary Rams play 
again this Saturday in their first 
home game since the season 
opener against Mendocino five 
weeks ago. In the first five 
games of the year, the 4-1 Rams 
have logged over 700 miles on 
the road. 

Next Saturday's opponent is 
Laney College, a 21-6 loser to 
Chabot, City's next opponent 
after the Laney game. 

Photo by Willie Eashman 

"Trying to stop him is trying to stop a bullet," said WVC linebacker Todd Ferreria of 
Louis LaDay (III who gained 147 yards on 27 carries. 

Soccer squad puts a wrap on third place after first round of matches 

By Jim De Gregorio 

At the beginning of the 
season, the City College soccer 
team made an attainable goal of 
finishing the season in third 
place of the newly formed Bay 
Valley Conference. 

First and second were literally 
out of the question with Chabot 
and West Valley Colleges in the 
league, but coach Mitch 
Palacio realized that with a 
smart Ram team, he could see 
his goal come true, and maybe 
someday place in the higher 
eschelon of the conference. 

But for the time being, the 
Gladiators and Viking continue 
to maintain their dominance 
over other Bay Valley teams, 
while San Francisco has 
finished the first round of play a 
respectable third place. 

The Rams opened league play 
with a surprising loss to West 
Valley, but bounced back 
against Alameda and Consumes 
River Colleges to collect their 
first league wins. 

The Rams beat Alameda by a 

3-1 score. "Alameda had a good 
team, but they were not 
together," said assistant coach 
Dr. Norman Travis. 

Omar Rashid, Paul Mieuli, 
and Ra Sop each tallied a goal 
apiece in notching their first 
league win. 

The Rams then upped their 
record to 2-1 with a come from 
behind 3-2 win over Consumes 
River College. CCSF found itself 
down 0-2 at halftime, but came 
back with three unanswered 
goals scored by Joaquin Beltran, 
Dan Gomez, and Vince Milano, 
to pull it out. 

"We made our adjustments in 
the second half, but scoring 
three goals in one half of soccer 
is unheard of," said Palacio of 
the Consumes win. "It showed 
that we can regain our 
composure to win the match," he 

A devastating 10-0 loss to 
Chabot then set-up the Rams 
third win of the season and 
ensured third place with end of 
the first round of league play. 

A victory over fourth place 

Napa College would lock-up 
third place for San Francisco. 
The host Super Chiefs were big, 
but the Rams asserted 
superiority in the beginning by 
taking a shot on goal in the first 
:25 seconds, and taking a 1-0 
lead on a Mieuli goal with a 
mere :58 seconds gone by in the 

"I kicked it with my left foot 
rather than my natural kicking 
right foot and shot it right past 
goalie," said Mieuli. 

Luis Azucena was credited 
with the assist. 

The Rams then completed a 
perfect first half by picking up 
two more goals, one at the 23:38 
mark by Rashid, and the second 
with only a few minutes of time 
left in the half by Beltran. Mieuli 
and Richardo Moreno assisted 

The Super Chiefs made it close 
in the second half by scoring two 
goals of their own to bring the 
score to 3-2, but the Rams held on 
in the final few minutes of the 
match for the victory. 

"First three minutes we 

played well," said Palacio. "We 
did what we were supposed to, 
but we got cocky in the end of the 
first half and it showed in the 
second half. We thought we were 
too good." 
Second round play will begin 

this week, so there is no time for 
City College to celebrate. If all 
goes well, the Rams should win 
the final match of the first 
round against Marin to wind-up 
with a 4-2 league record and be 6- 
4 overall. 

Women's Volleyball 
Fri. Oct. 24 — vs. *Chabot College at Chabot, 7:00 p.m. 
Wed. Oct 29 - vs. *San Jose City College at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 
Fri. Oct. 31 — vs. 'West Valley College at CCSF. 7:00 p.m. 
Wed. Nov. 5 - vs. 'Diablo Valley College at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 

Fri. Oct. 24 - vs. 'West Valley College at West Valley, 3:30 p.m. 
Tue. Oct. 29 - vs. •College of Alameda at CCSF, 3:30 p.m. 
Fri. Oct. 31 — vs. •Consumes River College at Consumes 

River. 3:30 p.m. 
Tue. Nov. 4 - vs. 'Chabot College at CCSF. 3:30 p.m. 

Sat. Oct. 25 - vs. 'West Valley College at West Valley. 1:00 p.m. 
Sat, Nov. 1 - vs. •Chabot College at Chabot, 1:00 p.m. 

Cross Country 
Fri. Oct. 24 - vs. "Diablo Valley and San Mateo at Hidden 

Lakes. Pleasant Hill. Men-2:30; Women-3:15 
Fri. Oct. 31 - at Golden Gate Conference Championships at Golden 
Gate Park. Men-2:30; Women-3:15 

•League game, match or meet. 



Continued from front page 

suggested that another 
advantage to MUN is public 
speaking opportunities. "Other 
than helping political science 
and economic majors, MUN will 
definately help everyone 
improve both his writing and 
public-speaking skills," said 
Napoleon Badillo, a political 
science major. 

The parley, honoring United 
Nations Day on October 24, will 
give each student a chance to 
represent various nations. The 
students, who will be represent- 
ing 16 nations in the Security 
Council, will be given a few 
minutes each to present their 
nation's position. 

The model United Nations is 
of benefit in career development, 
according to students, MUN can 
enhance one's career plans. 
Jody Reeves, a political science 
major, said her long-term goal is 
to be a foreign affairs advisor. 
"By being involved in the Model 
United Nations I have 
learned how to be diplomatic, 
and how to co-operate with 
people," said Reeves. "When one 
is in the United Nations one 
must not only be diplomatic, but 
also slightly agressive in 
presenting your country's 


According to McClam, the 
activities demand involvement 
in understanding other nations 
and writing policy positions for 
these countries. For instance, 
students are in direct contact 
with the various embassies in 


New York. By making long- 
distance telephone calls to their 
counterparts, they learn what 
foreign policy positions 
countries take," said McClam. 

This aspect appeals to 
Tavaglione. 'The thing I like 
about the program is that it is on 
an analytical basis, and 
sometimes the only way one can 
find out information is by doing 
research on your nation's 

Besides the conference being 
held later this month, students 
will participate in a San Diego 
fourm next spring. In the forum, 
they will have the opportunity to 
simulate the Untied Nations. 
This is important, acording to 
Dr. McClam because students 
get actual experience. 


One aspect of MUN that can 
not be ignored, though, is its 
highly political nature. Because 
it is a model of the actual United 
Nations, its attempts to simulate 
both the practices of the United 
Nations, such as following 
correct parliamentary pro- 
cedures and the political 
debates, which occur in the 
United Nations. 

For example, the student's 
topic for debate in October is 
"Compliance With the Judge 
ment Of The ICJ (the World 
Court) in The Case of Nicaragua 
vs. The U.S. of A." 

But because the Model United 
Nations does debate political 
issues, which are of global 

significance, this has opened it 
up to charges by critics that 
students are given biased 

According to Melanie Merkle, 
a spokeswoman for the Heritage 
Foundation, a conservative 
policy group, "the information 
these students use for 
preparations tends to glorify the 
U.N. and does not take into 
account the unrealistic situation 
in which small, Third World 
nations have equal represen- 
tation as the superpowers." 

Regarding the October topic 
Ms. Merkle said, "the United 
States, as does many of the 
major powers, have amend- 
ments such as the Conley 
amendment, that says they will 
not comply with the Court on 
National security issues." 


College regulations prohibit 
smoking in all college buildings 
except in designated areas. 
Smokers are urged not to violate 
the rights of nonsmokers. 

The last issue of THE 
GUARDSMAN contained 
information on the CCSF Art 
Gallery that was incorrect. THE 
GUARDSMAN reported that 
the gallery received insurance 
for their current exhibit at a cost 
of $30,000. 

Actually, the insurance was a 
"rider" on the current 
Associated Students policy and 
the maximum amount the 
exhibit was insured for was 
$30,000. Each piece was insured 
to $1,000, with a $250 deductible. 
Th cost of the insurance was 

According to Art Department 
Chair Jesse Hover, the AS did 
not pick up the tab for the 
insurance; the policy for the art 
show was attached to their 
current policy. 

reported that Leland Stanford 
built the university bearing his 
son's name because U.C. 
Berkeley denied Stanford's son 

There are conflicting reports 
as to the actual motivation for 

Stanford's building the school. 
Apparently, Stanford requested 
that he be named a board 
member at U.C. in exchange for 
a cash endowment. When 
U.C. Berkeley denied Stanford's 
request, he decided to build 
Stanford University on his farm 
in memory of his late son. 

There are also reports that 
Stanford built the university 
after Harvard refused to name a 
building in his son's name 

In either case, the University 
of California did not refuse 
Stanford's son admission to the 

In our last issue, dated Oct. 9-23, 
1986, we published a story 
entitled "Faculty complains of 
poor classroom conditions." At 
that time, the article said 
English professor Nell 
McCutchan said conditions of 
the bungalows, particularly in 
the 50-60 series were bad. We 
want to clarify that Professor 
McCutchan was only referring 
to bungalows in the 50-60 series 
and not all the bungalows on 

Board candidates 

Continued from front page 


"The board should be 
spending time on issues like the 
low transfer rate from the 
college to the university system 
the run-down state of the 
facilities and the need to serve as 
advocates for the institution," 
Wotman said. 

Wong, director of the 
Chinatown YMCA, and Burton, 
a retired member of the state 
Workers Compensation Appeals 
Board, have endorsed each other 
in the election. 

"I expect to come in first," 
Wong said. A supporter of Hsu's 
administration, Wong said he 
believes the district has 
achieved the "best affirmative 
action program in the state." 

Burton, the only board who] 
has joined Riordan in criticizing 
Hsu's activities said he manages 
to express his occasional 
opposition without getting 
personal. He praised Hsu for 
keeping the proportion of the 
district's budget spent for 
administrative overhead as "the 
lowest in the state." 

Calendar of Events 


THE GUARDSMAN'S Big Drawing/Giveaway! Here's your 
chance to win a pair of tickets to see Van Helen on Monday, 
November 3 at the Cow Palace and to several City College at- 
tractions. So, don't miss out on this excellent opportunity! 




Student I.D. 

Clip and fill out this coupon and drop off at THE GUARD- 
SMAN office in Bungalow 209. The drawing will be held Fri- 
day, October 31, 1986 So, don't delay! 


"Exotic India: Land of Enchant- 
ment," Wednesday, Oct 23, 12 noon, 
E-101, Conlan Hall, with Dr. Shirley 
Hoskina and Joe Thorn, Free. 


AICPA scholarship for minority 
accounting majors, up to $1,000, 
deadline Nov. 17, contact Ron 
Rubin, Cloud Hall, Room 220 or 
Scholarship Office, Batmale Hall, 
Room 366. 


Bilingual Vietnamese news reporter 
to prepare stories in English and 
translate from English to 
Vietnamese, 10-15 hrs. per week, 
$6.50 per hr., contact Sara Colm, 
Tenderloin Times, 25 Taylor Street, 
S.F., 776-0700, By Oct 31. 


The English Eligibility Essay 
Exam will be given Tues.. Nov. 11.8- 
9:30 a.m., C258 and 1-2:30 p.m., 
S100; and Thurs., Nov. 13, 8-9:30 
a.m., C258, and 1-2:30 p.m., E101. 


"El Teatro Campeaino: The First 
Twenty Years, "by Vicente Franco, 
Thurs., Oct. 23, 8:30 p.m., Video Tree 
America, 442 Shotwell, $4 donation, 
sponsored by Cine Acci6n. Meet the 


"The Working Writer; Craft, 
Business and Issues," Sat, Nov. 15, 
9:30-5 p.m., sponsored by The 
National Writers Union, Local 3. 
For registration fee information, 
etc., call 848-2096 or 644-2487. 


The Transfer Center presents Dr. 
Walter Bulski U.C. Davis, College of 
Engineering and Robert Balestreri 
CCSF ' Engineering Dept, Tues., 
Nov. 4, 1 p.m. Conlan Hall, Room 


Nov. 18-20, 9:30-12:30 p.m., on 
campus, speakers, sponsored by 
Associated Students of CCSF and 
the CCSF Student Health Center. 
For more information, call X3212. 


CSU-EOP representatives on 
campus, Tues., Nov. 4, San Jose, 
Wed., Nov. 5, Hayward; and Thure., 
Nov. 6, Chico; Conlan Hall Lobby, 
10-1 p.m. For more information, 
contact B. Griffin, EOPS, B402 or B. 
Eigner, Transfer Center B223. 


Saturday, October 25, the SFCCD's | 
AFT 2121 will celebrate its 15th 
Anniversary with a dinner at J 
Caatagnola's, Jefferson & Jones St, j 
6 p.m. For tickets and reservations, 
call 861-2121. 


Outstanding minority commuiu 
college students who will graduate 
at the end of the 1986-87 academic 
year are invited to apply f° r 
inclusion in the college Scholarship 
Service (CSS) Talent Roster 
Deadline is Oct. 24. 


"Aids Awareness," Nov. 20. 3-* 
p.m., Downtown Center. Room 352. j 
For more info, call Ext. 3660. 

Jerry Garcia' 's 

triumphant return. 

See page 4. 

City College counselor 

is a tennis champ. 

See page 3. 

Vol. 102, No. 6 

City College of San Francisco 

Nov. 6-20, 1986 

Everybody's favorite bridge APT and Board 

split over 
salary issue 


Adrienne Marks-Damron 

See back page 

CCSF is surviving graffiti epidemic 

photos by Marvin Cheodle 
By Kevyn Clark 

Graffiti is an ageless problem 
that affectB everyone and 
everything. Still, compared with 
other institutions throughout 
San Francisco, City College's 
graffiti problem is a small one. 

The re8trooms at City College 
appear to be the hardest hit. On 
a recent inspection of the 
campus, including some 15 
restroomB, the majority of the 
graffiti was located on restroom 
walls and inside the stalls 

Graffiti seems most prevalent 


In comparison, other schools 
Buch as San Francisco State 
University and Balboa High 
School, have severe problems 
with graffiti that aren't as 
contained as City College. A 
short tour of both schools 
showed a greater amount of 
writing on walls and building 

"In comparison to the high 
schools, it's not a real big thing 
here," said James Keenan, 
maintenance superintendent 
"We survey the campus and 
when we see it, we try to get rid of 
it" he added. 


In several buildings on 
campus, however, restroom 
walls and stalls are covered with 
scrawlings and drawings both 
racist and sexist. Some are so 
explicit it leaves nothing to the 
imagination, and it appears that 
custodians can't keep up with 
the graffiti artists. 

Dr. Charles Collins, associate 
director of Facilities and 
Planning said, "definitely the 
bathrooms have been recently 
hit by graffiti, but in the scope of 
the over 750 thousand square 
feet we have on campus, ifs 
viewed as a minor problem. We 
try and take care of it." 

He added that there were two 
painters on campus and part of 
their duty is to 'deal' with the 

"The priority is the exterior 
portion of the building. 
Especially now when we're in a 
rainy season, they have to deal 
with the outside when they can 
get out," Collins said. 


Collins also said that the 
graffitti seemed to come in 
spurts and that a couple of 
individuals have been caught. 

Graffiti is a crime covered by 
Section 594 of the California 
Penal Code with revisions in 
Section 595 of the Municipal 
Penal Code. In most cases, both 
a fine and possible imprison- 
ment are involved. 

By Tony Hayes 

City College teachers will vote 
today on whether or not to 
accept its latest contract offer 
from the Community College 
Governing Board. 

American Federation of 
Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 
President Anita Martinez said 
last week that the two sides were 
far apart on salary increases, 
but she was optimistic that the 
two sides were talking. 

Governing Board arbitrator 
Ron Glick said he wasn't sure if 
he was optimistic or not about 
how negotiations were going. 

"We have made a new offer to 
the union and it is better than 
the original offer, but we are still 
far apart," Glick said. 

Martinez and Glick declined to 
go into specifics about how 
much of a pay increase the union 
is asking or how much it is 
willing to concede. 

While the two sides are still 
arguing over salary, they have 
already settled one-half of the 
dispute over manudatory 
evaluation of second year part- 

"Both sides agreed that part- 
time teachers undergo an 
evaluation of how well they are 
performing on the job," 
Martinez said. 

The AFT thinks it is time to 
increase its salaries quite a bit. 
In a negotiations update flyer to 
its members, the union said that 
the district's 1986-87 budget was 
increased by 18 percent, but its 
salary is only set at one percent 
for full time teachers. 

The flyer also said that despite 
the much higher than average 
cost of living in San Francisco, 
the salaries of teachers at City 
continued on back page 

City Arts Gallery 
puts problems behind 

Photo by Noel Eichcr 

The art gallery is back in business. 

By Harry Teague 

Despite its recent problems to 
remain open, the City Art 
Gallery is a valuable institution 
on campus, said Art Department 
Chairperson Jesse Hover. 

The gallery, which opened in 
1983, has exhibited various 
shows. Last month, a collection 
of 30 paintings by faculty was 
exhibited. The current show 
consists of paintings and 
drawings by Loughran O' 
Connor, which runs through 
Nov. 19. 


According to Hover, the 
gallery's "insurance crisis," 
which threatened its closure, 
was recently resolved. 

President Carlos Ramirez said 
the college district secured funds 
to insure each art piece up to 
$1000, with a maximum of 
$30,000 for any single event. The 
policy will cost $150 per year. 

However, a continuing 
problem, according to Hover, is 
the imbalance of part-timers to 
full-timers in the art depart- 
ment Part of the problem is 
three part-timers for every two 

Academic Senate plans self-accreditation; 
administration disapproves action I. 

By Harry Teague 

The Academic Senate in four 
key areas has refused to write an 
accreditation report with the 
administration because those 
"areas are too important and we 
want the truth to be known." 

This, according to Ms. Darlene 
F. Alioto, president of the 
Academic Senate, is one of the 
primary motivations for an 
August 27 vote in which the 
Executive Council decided that 
the areas of "instructional 
staff," "physical resources," and 
"governance and administra- 
tion" would be written 
independently of the admini- 

The accreditation process, 
which takes place every 10 
years, is of paramount concern 
to City College because "there 
are implications for grants, 
transfer, outreach and enroll- 
ment," according to a 
memorandum from Acting Vice 
President Shirley Kelly to 
College President Carlos B. 

Furthermore, according to 
Kelly, the accreditation team 
could "recommend action in the 
form of a warning to probation," 
if there were areas of concern by 
the team. 


The Academic Senate's chief 
area of conern are the hiring 
practices of San Francisco 
Community College District 

Chancellor Hilary Hsu and 
President Ramirez. In a 
memorandum from Alioto to 
Ramirez, she said the challenge 
to the "accreditation was made 
because of the past actions of 
Chancellor Hsu." 

"We are at an educational 
crossroad in the hiring process, 
and we have not been able to 
reach any agreement," said 

She added she was distressed 
about the manner in which new 
positions were filled. "The key 
point is that we want quality 
people as opposed to the 'give me 
three more* reaction, which 
eventually would give the 
administration the person they 
wanted in the first place. Why 
have a hiring committee? Just 
pick them yourself-don't go 
through this charade," she said. 

Equally concerned with the 
hiring practices of the 
administration is Austin White, 
president of the department 
chair council who represents the 
other 50 college chairpersons. 

White said the hiring question 
has been one of concern for the 
past several years. "Our 
differences with the administra- 
tion can be traced back several 
years; the root cause with the 
selection of the president of the 
college in which the faculty 
walked out of that hiring 
committee...." White said the 
conflict came to a head when the 
"faculty was threatened with 

losing their jobs for serving on a 
voluntary committee." 

But according to administra- 
tive sources, the Academic 
Senate concerns are largely 
unfounded because they do not 
consider an important goal in 
hiring-affirmative action. 
"Minority groups, who represent 
two-thirds of City College, are 
under-represented in admini- 
strative posts. There must be a 
means of addressing this 
imbalance," one source said. 

Also, President Carlos 
Ramirez dismissed the Acade- 
mic Senate complaints about 
unfair hiring practices by 
saying: "I have acted within the 
scope of the policy manual and 
within the rules and regula- 

Some observers see this 
disagreement between some 
faculty members and the 
administration as beneficial. 
For instance, Mark Edelstein, 
president of the Academic 
Senate of California Communi- 
ty Colleges said, "Obviously it 
would be easier if the faculty and 
the administration worked 
together, but I think this 
disagreement is a sign that the 
faculty takes the accreditation 
process seriously." 

Edelstein added: "The 
accreditation process is mostly a 
self-study and, so in effect, it is 
the school talking to itself. What 
San Francisco City College 

continued on back page 

City College called earthquake 
safe by emergency planner 

full-timers, Hover said. Out of 37 
faculty members, 23 are part- 

"Although the part-timers are 
very good instructors, they have 
no incentive to work on the art 
gallery," said Hover. But, since 
only the full-timers are required 
to serve on committees, "this 
affects the morale of full-timers 
who must do the majority of the 
work in the operation of the 
gallery," he said. 


Meanwhile, the gallery 
provides hands-on experience to 
students. The class "Art and 
Gallery Exhibition," taught by 
Brian Isobe, teaches students 
how to present their work and 
how to put up exhibits. 

Roy Soriano, a freshman art 
major who works in the gallery, 
described his experience as 
"inspiring because it gives 
students good ideas about the 
commercial aspect of art." 

Soriano added: "It permits 
students to see our instructors' 
work and realize that they can 
do more than just teach-they 
have artistic ideas, as well." 

By Laurel Henry 

With last year's big earth- 
quake in Mexico and the recent 
devastating quake in San 
Salvador, City College students 
may be wondering how safe 
they'd be if the "Big One" hit 
while they were on campus. 

According to Dr. John Finn, 
community college planner and 
member of the emergencies 
service committee, City College 
would be one of the safest places 
to be during a quake. Finn said 
California earthquake safety 
regulations on the construction 
of public buildings make schools 
and hospitals the best places to 
be during an earthquake. 


According to Tom Jenkins of 
the mayor's office of disaster 
planning and preparedness, the 

Field Act of 1933 was enacted to 
supervise the proper construct- 
ion of public schools. The Field 
Act was updated in 1971 after 
the devastating earthquake in 
the San Fernando Valley. The 
upgraded version included the 
renovation of hospitals and 
other public facilities. Buildings 
that don't meet the required 
standards are closed, said 

Recently, Senate Bill 547 said 
that local building departments 
must identify potentially 
hazardous buildings. Jenkins 
said that potentially hazardous 
buildings are defined as 
"buildings with unreinforced 


According to Finn, the 
concrete buildings at City 
College are constructed with the 
required steel reinforcements 
and are therefore up to code. 

As for the wooden bungalows, 
Jenkins said building construct- 
ed with wood have a very high 
resistance to stress. "They (the 
wooden structures) absorb a 
broad range of intensity," he 

For the most part, City College 
is built on rock or rock-based 
land which is resistant to most 
ground movement, added 


Although officials of both the 
school district and city say that 
City College would be safe 
during an earthquake, propon- 
ents of Proposition 56, which 
appeared on the November 
ballot, said the schools are in 
need of repair. Supporters of 
Proposition 56 contend the 
proposition will provide the 
funds needed to upgrade 
existing school buildings, so 
that they will meet the current 

earthquake standards. 

If a major quake should hit 
City College, the campus police 
would follow the precautions 
outlined in the Emergency 
Operations Plan booklet 

Police Chief Gerald De- 
Girolamo said the campus police 
would provide public safety by 
aiding city police and fire 
departments. If necessary, San 
Francisco's "Disaster Corps" 
would be called into action, he 
added. pfwtQ by Marge Swart3 

While City College's bungalows appear rickety, they are supposed to withstand a 
strong jolt. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

What to do if the 
"Big One" hits CCSF 

By Laurel Henry 

According to City College's 
Emergency Operations Plan 
booklet, the following steps 
should be taken in the event of a 
major earthquake to avoid 
serious injury. 

1) Immediately assume a 
"protective position." This 
means to drop to the knees, close 
eyes, clasp both hands behind 
the neck, bury face in arms and 
cover ears with forearms. The 
idea is to make the body a small 
target for falling debris. 

2) Face your back to any large 
panes of glass or windows. 
Areas under large suspended 
light fixtures should also be 
avoided. Protection from areas 
with shelving that contain 
books or lab equipment can also 
be achieved by getting into the 

"protective position." 

3) Once the earthquake 
subsides, the school president 
will implement the "leave the 
building" action. At this time, 
students and faculty should 
leave the building calmly 
through the marked exits. 
Nobody should return to the 
buildings until they are declared 
safe. Students should remain 
with their class so teachers can 
take attendance. 

4) Upon returning to a 
building, hanging electrical 
wires should not be touched and 
a match should not be lit in case 
of gas leaks. 

By following these safety 
rules, City College students 
should be able to get through a 
serious earthquake without 
severe injury. 

Nov. 6-20, 198(. 


Good work, AS Council 

Kudos to the Student Union Committee and the Associated 
Students Council for finally getting rid of the CCSF Registration 
staff and winning back the Student Union (SU) Building for the 
students. After overstaying their welcome. Registration finally 
showed some sense by going back to Smith Hall this semester, 
freeing the upper and lower levels of the SU for student use. 

The interior of the building, however, is in very bad shape. 
Carpets have tape marks all over and are wom-out. The walls need 
to be repainted and the draperies cleaned or replaced. 

The AS Council is now planning to give the SU a facelift to make it 
more functional and attractive to City College students. Recent 
estimates revealed that a mere half a percent, or less than one in 
every 200 students is using the building. Given its current condition 
THE GUARDSMAN is surprised that anybody would even 
consider "hanging-out" where there is no geniality whatsoever. 

Hopefully, the plan to repaint the inside, to purchase plants and 
furniture, to provide a big-screen television and video games, and to 
construct a snack bar will attract more students. With all these 
concerns about student apathy, City College students need to 
interact more; and an attractive , functional "hang-out" may very 
well be the answer. . .. , 

But the Council may not have sufficient funds to finance all these 
projects. We think the district or the college needs to compensate the 
students for the wear and tear resulting from years of having the 
place used for registration. 

The much-maligned AS Council finally showed signs of 
effectiveness in winning the Student Union Building back for 
the students. Even though the AS timetable of three years is much 
too long for a project that can be completed in two, we deem this 
particular work commendable. THE GUARDSMAN expects to see 
more of the same from the Council in the future. 

"Letters to the Editor" are en- 
couraged. Letters should be typed 
and double-spaced Alt letters must 
be signed to be printed— although a 
writer's name may be withheld upon 
request Letters may be edited for 
length and clarity. 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing on behalf of AFT 2121 
to thank you for the Guardsman's 
editorial in support of our full-time 
jobs campaign. It is good to know 
that both students and faculty 
recognize the importance of having a 
full-time faculty that can devote full- 
time attention to meeting educational 
needs of students. 
Again, thanks for your support. 


Anita Martinez, President 

San Francisco Community 

College District 

Federation of Teachers Local 2121 

Dear Editor. 

It's unfortunate that Cheryl Cross 
did not talk with me before her 
coverage of the elimination of the 
Proficiency in Writing Test was 
published in a recent GUARDSMAN, 
but I do understand how that kind of 
thing happens. 1 would like, however, 
for the public record to correct a 
couple of the inaccuracies reported. 

In the time the Test was given, 
1983-86, we find that of the English 
12A-B students taking the Test, 73 
percent passed and 27 percent failed. 
Of the ESL 40 students taking the 
Test during the same period, 33 per- 
cent passed and 67 percent did not. 

Students who did not pass the Test 
the first time were able to repeat it as 
frequently as necessary to pass it in 
subsequent semesters. The Test gave 
the students wishing a CCSF degree 
the opportunity to demonstrate 
minimum and basic writing skills in 
responding to a prompt by writing a 

By no means was the Test "the 
only one chance" type, as was made 

clear semester after semester by the 
hand-outs distributed campus-wide, 
announced in the GUARDSMAN, 
and re-emphasized in the HOW TO 
by the Department to allay students' 

The loss of the Test, I still believe, 

was a regrettable one for students. 


MeMe Riordan, Chair 

Department of English 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing in regards to the arti- 
cle written by Harry Teague 
(GUARDSMAN. October 24) concer- 
ning the roles of the Student Council 

First, of all, 1 question the writer's 
point of view and his insights to the 
matter. Has he actually been regular- 
ly attending the AS Council 
meetings? One " peek" does not 
justify the actions of the Council as a 
whole. The writer has failed even to 
look at the accomplishments of the 
Council. Who puts on the dance? Who 
represents the Council to the ad- 
ministration? These ac- 
complishments are great considering 
the fact that the Council does not 
even receive the full cooperation or 
participation of the sudent body. 

The members' motivation will not 
be made greater or lesser by money. 
Quite frankly, I believe that compen- 
sation will be an insult to their in- 
tegrity. They knew when they ran for 
office that they were not going to get 
paid. Placing council members and 
"bribing" them in office will simply 
not do. One, the money could be spent 
on something better such as the book 
loan program. Two, compensation 
will lead to money-seeking, 
free-loading members. 

The word "apathy" does not refer 
to the Council; it applies to the stu- 
dent body and to all the media within 
the school who should be rallying for 
school participation instead of at- 
tacking groups that try to ac- 
complish some goals. 

Romel Padilla 
AS Council 



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Shoot down "mili-terrorists" in the skies 

By Maria Nunes 

Reading the newspapers these 
days, one cannot fail to notice 
the widespread problems of 
terrorism, failed summit 
meetings, and nuclear-weapons 

There is, however, a bigger 
problem that seems to escape the 
papers. Terrorists are not 
always misguided guys from 
distant lands taking hostages or 
exploding bombs. To some 
extent, the two heads of state 
who just failed at Reykjavik are 
also terrorists. 

But this is not the complete 
problem. These leaders are 
supposed to represent their 
people; and their powers are 
supposed to emanate from the 
citizens. To the extent that the 
people allow these "terrorists" to 
do what they do, the people are 
also to blame. 

To demonstrate the serious- 
ness of our desire for a nuclear 
arms agreement, we must 
withdraw our admiring 
flirtation with the instruments 
used in wars. 

Attention has been focused in 
the last few weeks on the 
meeting in Reykjavik between 
United States president Ronald 
Reagan and Soviet leader 
Mikhail Gorbachev. Each 
accuses the other of obstructing 
progress in the formulation of a 
nuclear disarmament treaty. 

The Reagan people have 
performed a media blitz to sway 

the public that they were 
successful - successful at what, 
is unclear. I'm sure the Soviets 
are busy at home doing the 

But this fails to address why 
the U.S. and Soviet leaders do 
not consent to change then- 
policies The key is that they 
have concurred in an implicit 
"agreement" not to change. 

Yes, the language changes; 
today we talk about SDI 
(Strategic Defense Initiative) 
where once it was talk of some 
other technological wonder. But 
the agreement remains - no 

So how could Reagan and 
Gorbachev continue their abuse 
of privileges? The answer is that 
we (the people) do not send clear, 
consistent signals to show 
intolerance of their behavior; we 
do not insist upon their true 
obligations to us. 

A way for us to demonstrate 
the seriousness of our desire for a 
nuclear arms agreement is to 
withdraw our admiring 
flirtation with the instruments 
used in making wars. 

For instance, here in San 
Francisco, on the eve of the 
Reykjavik Summit, we were 
subjected to a demonstration of 
military prowess. The Blue 
Angels flying team, once again, 
flew over our city. It is strange 
phenomenon; but even the most 
peaceful of people have been 
known to suspend all judgment 

while being in the shadow of 
these planes, gazing admiringly 
into the skies, noting the 
skillfulness of the pilots, and 
guessing how many centimeters 
apart the wings are, as if the 
machines were unconnected to 
the ideology that spawned them. 

It is clear that people who 
have heroes, leaders, policies, or 
machines that glorify acts of 
hostility are playing a flirting 
game with death. Nuclear 
weapons are only technological 
leaps from cannon, to airplane, 
to bomb. Giving approval and 
admiration to one is to admit 
justice and validity of the rest as 
well. Moreover, the argument is 
not as to what kind of weapons 
but as to the right of any 
government to possess weapon- 
ry and hold us, the people, as 
hostages. For that is what 
mankind has become, hostages 
to bombs and the men who 
control them. 

Thus we should look to 
ourselves when we are not set 
free. We should withdraw our 
tacit approval of war. 

Instead, let's replace 
admiration with guarded awe. 
Don't be passive when subjected 
to demonstrations of "mili- 
terrorism." Refuse to accept 
anything less than the 
discharge of duty owed us - to 
safeguard our lives without the 
threat of annihilation. 

(Editor's Note: Maria Nunes is a 
journalism student at City Col- 

photos by Leslie D. Wilson 

What was your worst teacher like? 

Linda Hoarne, 


Ray Torres, 

"She iB very 
She calle certain 
students her 'A- 
students,' which 
is wrong. She 
yells at us like 
we're little kids 
at what we've 
done wrong." 

"He had a 
hearing disabili- 
ty, eo it was hard 
for him to relate 
to the students. 
When one asks 
him, he answers 
in loud manner. 
thought he con- 
sidered his stu- 
dents ignorant." 

Mark Laudate, 

Mike Johnson, 

"We read a lot 
of literature and 
it was really 
boring. I had to 
do a research 
paper on the day 
I was bom. I 
used to like 
English until I 
took her class." 

"He was an 
English profes- 
sor who couldn't 
speak English 
very well. He 
had a bit too 
much pride; he 
was offended 
when I corrected 
him, and I ended 
up dropping the 

Laura Dasher, 

"He was 
French. He 
started out with 
40 students and 
ended up with 
nine. He made 
fun of everyone, 
no matter what 
we did. No one 
got higher than 
a 'C He also 
had a drawerful 
of complaints." 

By Kevyn Clark 

Perhaps we're lucky to havij 
thousands of stockpiled nucleejl 
weapons worldwide. Maybd 
we're fortunate that in thtl 
aftermath of a nuclear wad 
there will be few wounded artf' 
few survivors who wil 
eventually die. A convention 
or 'ordinary' war leaves L 
many alive; too many having L 
live with the memories and paiij 
of 'ordinary' war. 

Conceivably, it it better the. 
our next war be a nuclear one! 
After observing survivors of on a 
previous wars, I hope 
becomes true. 


Many of those who ha 
survived previous wars can 
observed daily at any Veter 
Administration Hospital. Mt 
can be seen wandering fr 
desk to desk, looking for t 
correct paperwork, clinic, a 
doctor. Many cannot see at alL 
Many can be seen standin. 
waiting in line once they' 
found the correct paperwor 
clinic, or doctor. Many cannrt 
stand at all. Although several 
are seen eating snacks, drinking 
coffee, smoking cigarettes, o» 
reading magazines, some ha 
to be fed by others. 

You can see the relieved lo 
on certain faces when finallj 
their names are called and 
they're ushered into the doctori 
office. Some miss appointmenti 
because they can not hear. 

The veterans' conversation! 
are usually lively; old war storiei 
are passed on or re-told, perhaps 
slightly exaggerated to make 
them more entertaining. A C 
just sit and talk to themselves 
because the pain is too great to 

There are Blacks, White* 
Hispanics, Native Americans, 
and Asians, sitting around 
passing the time away. War 
knows no race. There are women 
and men because war doesnf 
discriminate as to sex. 

There is constant movement 
everywhere; people checking 
into the hospital, people 
checking out. Some are seeking 
help, others helping. Occasion- 
ally, people just sit and cry, not 
wanting to be helped. 

All of these people are 
products of the 'ordinary, 1 ! 
conventional war. These wan 
were fought because individuals 
with different beliefs chose not 
to seek intelligent solutions to 
problems they were faced with. 
Instead, they opted to re-define 
what they believed to be the 
concept of freedom. But they 
spent flesh and blood in pursuit 
of that freedom, and those 
people spending time day after 
day in those Veterans Hospital! 
are the survivors. 


Are the survivors our freedom 
or the cost? Is freedom so 
expensive that we should 
condemn such a large number ol 
individuals to a lifetime rf 
hospitals, pain and anguish. 
Aren't there solutions that won t 
kill and cripple so many people- 

I'm a survivor - a disabled 
veteran - and I define freedom 
as not having to resort to war- 
There are times I wonder what 
principles this and other nations 
are founded on. 

Freedom cannot be the death 
of individuals who might have 
had better solutions for dealing 
with problems that have caused 
all the wars. We don't need more 
disabled survivors. We don« 
need another war. 

On Veteran's Day, November 
11th, do yourself a favor and 
visit a Veterans Administration 
Hospital and see the survivors ol 
an 'ordinary' war. Perhaps you 
will be as convinced, as I am, 
that the next war should be a 
nuclear one, with no survivors. 

Shawn Goldsby, 

"She was gul- 
lible and didn't 
know what she 
was doing. Her 
weren't clear 
and you can 
easily cheat on 
her exams." 

"A cauliflower is a cabbage 
with college education." 

-Mark Twain 

NOV. 6-20. 1986 



Focus on . . . Helen Lum 

A talk with the best U.S. seniors' tennis player. 

photo by Steue Erickaon 

By Bernadette Lurati 

When Helen Lum realized her 
picture had made the Sports 
Illustrated section entitled 
"Faces in the Crowd," she was 

She quickly stopped what she 
was doing and ran to the City 
College library to check out the 
magazine. When she arrived, a 
student was reading the 

"I immediately asked if I could 
see the magazine, and he let 
me," said Lum. "As I flipped 
through the pages, I found it at 
the end of the magazine. After 
the student learned I was in the 
magazine, he went wild and told 
the guy next to him. Then there 
was a big uproar, and the 
librarian told us to cool it." 

Lum won a national tennis 
title after defeating the top- 
seeded player, Nancy Neeld of 
Albuquerque, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the 
final match to win the United 
States Tennis Association 
Women's Age Division 55 
Championship, reads the Sports 
Illustrated story. 


Lum has been a City College 
counselor since 1968. "I grew up 
in San Francisco's Chinatown 
District and attended Star of the 
Sea High School." 

After graduating from high 
school, Lum majored in physical 
education at College of the Holy 
Names, as part of the first class 
to graduate with a degree in 
P.E., and received her masters 
from the University of San 

After graduating from college, 
Lum went to study Mandarin 
through a government program 
at the College of Chinese Culture 
in Taiwan. "In those days, the 
people that held credentials 
didn't speak Mandarin, and the 
people who could speak 
Mandarin didn't hold creden- 

Lum volunteered to teach 
Mandarin at Balboa High 
School for a while and then 

Helen Lum sho»- off the spoils from her tennis successes. 

taught at Galileo High School. 
"They needed someone in 
counseling at Galileo so I took 
the position," she said. "It's 
through educational counseling 
that you find that students have 
personal problems or they are 
not sure about what type of 
career they would like to get 

Lum started playing tennis at 
the age of 11, and, according to 
"Inside Tennis Magazine," by 
the time she was 40, and ready to 
play Seniors Tournaments, a 
doctor informed her that she had 
lupus, an incurable and 
sometimes fatal disease. After 
many years of unhappy 
inactivity, Lum went to another 
doctor who told her the disease 
was in permanent remission. 

"I started at age 50," she said, 
playing tennis tournaments 
through the Northern California 
Tennis Association. Lum has 
won every tournament this year 
in her age division, including the 
United States Tennis Title, the 
AVAC Seniors Tournament, the 
Northern California Senior 
Sectional, the Women Players of 
Northern California Senior 

Tournament, the Bank of San 
Francisco Senior Tournament, 
the 86th Annual Cal State 
Senior Championships, the 
Senior Grand Prix Playoffs, and 
the State Center Senior 

In 1984, Lum was featured in 
"Inside Tennis" Magazine as the 
Senior player of the Year. "My 
training consists of playing 
three times a week and a lot of 
walking," she said. 

Lum describes her style as 
being agile, and a smart thinker 
on the court. "The more you play 
the better shape you get in," she 

Lum said she feels she has 
reached her goal by winning the 
national title. "I don't have any 
tennis heroes because I never 
have time to watch tennis," she 
said. "Working full-time, 
practicing tenniB, traveling to 
tournaments, and being a 
homemaker keeps me busy." 
- "When I retire, I plan to get 
involved with tennis a lot more, 
without the pressures of 
coming back to work," Lum said. 
"Tennis isn't my life, it iB part of 
my life." 

The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

And now for a change of scene. 

Having exhausted all 
possibilities of finding a few 
places to vent my frustrations 
one night last week, I sat down 
at my small cluttered desk and 
stared at the Olympia 
typewriter. In it was a note that 
some thoughtful friend had 
typed and left behind. The note 
said: "I want to be an IBM 
Selectric typewriter. Kill me now 
so I can reincarnate." The man 
has a very weird sense of humor. 


Just that afternoon, a few of us 
esoteric types had been loafing 
around discussing karma, 
reincarnation, and the whole 
universe. I find myself involved 
in these conversations rather 
frequently, and occasionally, 
the subject matter evokes 
feelings worthy of a response 
and a respectable dialogue 
follows. This entire conversa- 
tion, however, stunk of 
hippiesque balderdash and 
other nonsense. 

One individual admitted to 
recently recovering from a bad 
acid trip on which he firmly 
believed he had died and 

Health Center lends a hand 

By Jeannie Martha 

Do you have medical problems 
and need someone to talk to? 
Then, stop by the Student 
Health Center located in B-201. 
"The Center would like to 
provide an environment at city 
College that will bring out the 
best in all its students," said 
Barbara Cabral, the Center's 
director, "sort of an equilibrium 
between physical and mental 
health and the ability to strive." 
She added: "Our goal is to 
educate people on how to meet 
their basic health needs. The 
Center wants to keep student 
awareness up and to help people 
explore their full potential. 

According to Cabral, "the 
Center wants to show people 
how to be responsible." She said 
"young adulthood is for learning 
about one's identity and 
sexuality, and the Center wants 
to be there to talk about 
anything; all kinds of problems 
are discussed." 


The Center has many services 
available to City's students. 
According to Cabral, there is a 
medical clinic which deals with 
acute and common medical 
problems, as well as contra- 
ceptive prescriptions. There are 
also pregnancy testing and 
counseling on health-related 


photo by Marge Smarts 


The door is always open at the Student Health Center. 

Another widely used service is 
the mental health service, which 
consists of individual and group 
therapy. Cabral said that people 
can drop in to discuss what's 
troubling them. 

The Center also provides first 
aid and emergency care, immun- 
izations, and has a mini-library 
of informational pamphlets 
ranging from nutrition to acne. 


The Center is covered in City 
College's budget, and what is 
not provided by the college is 
donated by the community, said 

The staff consists of two full- 
time and three part-time nurses. 

returned in the form of a picnic 
table in Yellowstone Park. He 
now claims to maintain a strong 
urge to go camping. 

Still another one of the group 
alluded to his several past lives, 
commencing with a Roman 
slave and continuing on until 
arriving at his present state of 
life-a capitalist slave. "Of 
course," he said, "my present 
state of higher being is a direct 
result of good karma." (He's the 
deep fry manager at a Mission 
District Burger King.) 

The last one assured us all 
that he had become possessed by 
the spirit of one of Jimi 
Hendrix's guitars, and not only 
does he have psychological 
problems because he had been a 
battered child, but because he 
had also been a battered guitar. 


I refused to add anything to 
the conversation. This fueled 
controversy over whether I was 

too out of it to talk or whether I 
was just a moron. Both have 
applied in the past. 

Eventually, we had discussed 
every subject known to human 
kind, solved the problems of 
world hunger, nuclear power, 
and broken hearts, and 
unanimously agreed upon what 
combination of mind altering 
drugs produced the most 
sublime high. 

After the usual bizarre rituals 
involved in adjourning a 
gathering of this sort, the group 
staggered and stumbled off to 
parts unknown. 

I spent a remaining portion of 
the afternoon at The Saloon in 
North Beach, staring into the 
bottoms of several beers and 
listening to Mr. and Mrs. 
Financial District Executive 
morally amputate the populus. 

The Olympia typewriter iB still 
sitting there with that strange 
note in it, waiting for me to 
finish writing this thing and to 
begin typing. Normally, I would 
have typed it out--real 
journalism, but this was too 
heavy, too deep to take chances. 
I needed time for the ideas to 
travel from brain to pen 
effectively because today was 
one of those days I want to 
remember for a long time. 

The down and out in S.F.; 
no where to hide for many 

two full-time and two part-time 
mental health counselors, three 
graduate students who assist in 
psychological counseling, two 
clerical personnel, and four work 
study students. 

According to Cabral, the 
Center serves about 35 to 100 
people a day. She said the 
response is very good, but she 
doesn't believe enough people 
know about the Center and the 
programs that it offers. 

The Center is also working 
with the Associated Students on 
a substance abuse prevention 
program, and it will conduct 
presentations from November 
18-20 at the Student Union. 

By Marc Jefferson and 
Timothy Williams 

Fast Eddie is a bum. 

He's one of those guys who you 
do your best to avoid when you 
walk down Market Street. And, 
who can blame you? His 
potmarked face is like a 
grotesque mask, his clothes are 
shabby and torn, and his 
manner is harsh and abrupt. 

You don't survive for eight 
years on the street by being a 
nice guy. "I got nothin'," Eddie 
said growling, "but that don't 
stop people from trying to rip me 
off. You just can't be nice to 
nobody, not nobody." 


Eddie kind of snarls when he 
talks, probably due to too many 
cold nights without shelter, and 
too much cheap whiskey drunk 
without caution. In the 
summertime, it's not too bad to 
be a bum, but it's November 
now, and the coldest days of 
winter aren't far ahead. 

Eddie realizes this and 
glances down at his tattered 
clothes. "I don't know what I'm 
gonna do," he said after a few 
minutes. "But, I'll find me 
somethin.' I always have, one 
way or another." 

Eddie doesn't talk about his 
past very much, and when the 
subject is raised, he turns his 
head and looks off into space, 
staring hard at some object- 
whet her it is real or imaginary is 
unknown. He doesn't have 
many friends, nor does he want 
any, because "most of them are 
out to get you," he said. 

Eddie makes his living by 
playing his harmonica at 
tourist-frequented areas around 
town, but he prefers the area 
around Powell Street because 
that's where he makes most of 
his money. 


He stopped staying at the 
hotels where many of the city's 
homeless spend the night 
because of the almost uninhabi- 
table conditions. "I'm dirty," he 
said angrily, "but I sure as hell 
ain 't gonna spend the night with 
rats running on the floor, and 
cockroaches crawling in my 

On more than one occasion, 
Eddie left a hotel in the middle of 
the night because he couldn't 
stop thinking about the rats and 
mice as they scurried across the 
floor. Fianally, he gave up on 
them altogether. This winter 
though, Fast Eddie might not 
have a choice. 

"God knows I've tried," he 
said sniffing. "Lord knows I've 
tried. I got nothin' but bad luck. 
My whole life, I got nothin.'" He 
shifted his weight from one foot 
to the other, and continued. "I 

Courtesy of the Tenderloin Times 

San Francisco's homeless sleep where they can. 

don't want any handouts, that's 
why I play my harmonica. I just 
need a break. I might be down," 
he said rubbing his eye, "but I 
sure as hell ain't about to give 


Over the past 10 months, there 
has been an increase in the 
media coverage about the 
homeless of San Francisco. City 
officials have become interested 
in getting the homeless off the 
streets (or at least out of sight), 
and there's been a lot of new 
noise about an old problem. 

Street people standing in line 
at the soup kitchens and shelters 
have been common-place in the 
Tenderloin District for years. 
Every night, those who are not 
lucky enough to get into one of 
the shelters or city-funded hotel 
rooms, find a doorway or alley 
and wait for daylight Every day 
is like the one before, and they 
pass in a blur of bumming 
change, frequenting free-food 
programs, and sitting listlessly 
as they watch the world pass by. 


There are an estimated 5,000 
homeless in the city of San 
Francisco, and there are only 
3,000 available beds provided on 
a nightly basis by the city, and 
private organazations. For 
those who have been temporari- 
ly left homeless due to personal 
crisis, whether they are locals, or 
visitors in a tight spot, 
Traveler's Aid helps find a place 
to stay, and even a ticket home, 
if necessary. 

For those who are labeled 
"traditionally homeless," 
however, the going is not so 
easy. With the lack of beds, it's 
first-come first-serve at the 
shelters and many of the hotel 
rooms that the city provides are 
in an unbelievable condition. 

There is no single direct cause 
of homelessness. The situation 

of a street person usually arises 
from a combination of reasons- 
poverty, alienation from family 
and friends, and various 
conditions involving physical, 
emotional, and mental handi- 

No matter what the circum 
stances though, the results are 
the same: people living on the 
street lacking the social and 
economic tools to better their 
status. Life goes from being 
difficult, to being a matter of 

While there are a variety of 
services available, ranging from 
beds for the night, free food, and 
health and self-help programs, 
the number of homeless does not 
seem to be dwindling. 

It is hard to say whether there 
will be a growing concern for the 
homeless, or whether media- 
hype and outcries from City Hall 
will fade away, just as the 
street people fade away into the 
gray world around them. 
Hopefully, the increased 
awareness of late will start a 
new effort towards helping the 
homeless get themselves back 
on their feet and pushed forward 
into the mainstream of society. 

Maybe then, Eddie and others 
like him, will have a chance. 
Meanwhile, Fast Eddie sits 
motionless on the street, his 
head between his knees as he 
plays the harmonica and waits 
for that ever-elusive spare 

If a free society can- 
not help the many 
who are poor, it can- 
not save the few who 
are rich. 

— John V. Kennedy 


NOV. 6-20, 198| 


A Real Pro 


Dead Head's give Garcia ecstatic welcome! 

i .r T_l Attar tho ahnw pnHpri tk. 

Madeline Mueller strikes a perfect 
chord in CCSF's Music Department 

By Valerie Morris 

Walk through the Creative 
Arts building and, at any time, 
you might hear African 
percussion rhythms echoing in 
the hallways, vocalists reaching 
for high notes, strange 
synthesized sounds, or a 
trumpet testing octaves. The 
Music Department is in full 
swing this semester and 
Madeline Mueller, department 
chair for 15 years, is at the center 
of the activities. 

You might catch her rushing 
from class to her office, grabbing 
a quick bite after discovering it's 
2 o'clock and she can't put off 
breakfast any longer. 

Mueller, a concertizing pianist 
specializing in turn-of-the- 
century parlour music, recently 
performed with flutist and long 
time friend, Julie Iger, who she 
sees every six years or so. 

A PRO AT 12 

Her professional career took 
off at age 12 when Mueller 
started giving lessons and was 
an accompanist for a flute 
studio, a cello studio, and 
"anybody who would hire me." 
Wages were slim at the start-one 
or two dollars an hour. Through 
school, Mueller continued as an 
accompanist, adding ballet 
studios and singers to her list, 
while working as staff 
accompanist at the colleges she 

"I can't think of any time that 
I didn't figure I'd have a life in 
music. I always wanted to do 
exactly what I'm doing... to have 
a job at a college and be able to 
combine teaching with 

The diversity of Btudents at 
community colleges in age and 
ethnic origin "felt good when I 
was a student and it feels good 
as a teacher," said Mueller. 
"When you have music as a 
focus and you get this group of 
people with all this variety, 
that's the best way to do it. You 
look at any performing group on 
the campus and it's like the 
United Nations. Which is what 
music is. It's totally appropri- 


"I purposely picked the 
community college because I felt 
the best teachers were there of 
all the schools I went to," she 
added. Mueller preferred the 
faculty at the community college 
"because they were real 
teachers. The community 
college teachers I had were 
terribly brilliant and they were 
interested in teaching, unlike at 
the U.C. system. You knew that 
as soon as you walked in the 
door that teaching was not the 
primary interest of the crew." 

photo by Steue Erickaon 

Mueller takes time out from her busy schedule to practice. 


In her 21 years at CCSF, 
Mueller has seen much change. 
The faculty expanded from three 
or four full-time faculty and one 
part-time (Mueller) to eight or 
nine full-time and over 20 part- 
time. Course offerings have 
expanded from basic perfor- 
ming, theory, appreciation, and 
piano classes to include 
instruction in many instru- 
ments, ethnic music courses, 
and electronic music. A jazz 
program was started about 12 
years ago by David Hardiman, 
who performs regularly off 

Mueller cited low student 
enrollment as the reason for not 
replacing a former jazz piano 
instructor or adding new 

"A department that is more 
generalized, as ours is, 
correspondingly loses the same 
number of students," said 
Mueller. "Politically, budget 
cuts and fee structures have 
made it very difficult getting 
students back." 


According to Mueller, a 
statewide trend back to the arts 
might make a difference in 
enrollment. "High schools are 
now pushing the arts. The 
California State University 
(CSU) system is demanding that 
at least a year of arts is used as a 
prerequisite now to get into the 
California State University 

Mueller is part of a statewide 
nine-person committee set up to 
design competency statements 
for the visual and performing 
arts, as one of the six academic 
areas. The statement will go out 
to all the high schools to let 
students know what is expected 
for entrance into California 

colleges. "This puts the arts in 
solidly with the rest of the 
curriculum, which is where they 
should be." 

By Cheryl Cross 

The crowd of people wearing 
smiles and tie-dye outside the 
Stone on Broadway two 
weekends in October, heralded 
Jerry Garcia's return to the 
stage for four shows. 

These were Garcia's first 
performances since being 
rushed to Marin County 
Hospital in a diabetic coma 
nearly four months ago. The 
psychedelic guitarist's collapse 
after the Grateful Dead's 
fourth of July show in 
Washington D.C. and the 
subsequent cancelling of Dead 
shows, had thrown the band's 
existence into jeopardy. 

The packed-in crowd of 
deadheads waited patiently for 
their hero on the last show. Jerry 
came out looking fit and cheery 
and launched into an apprecia- 
tive cover of Marvin Gaye's 
"How Sweet It Is." 


Garcia looked genuinely 
happy to be playing for the 
swaying, spastic-dancing 
deadheads, breaking into a 
smile often or just grinning to 
himself as he picked. His voice 
sounded smoother and much 
stronger than it has in years. 

The band, comprised of John 
Kahn on bass; drummer Dave 
Kemper; backing vocalists 
Jackie LaBranch and Gloria 
Jones; and Melvin Seals, 
leading on keyboards, worked 
through some basic, but groovin 
rhythm and blues around 
Jerry's improvisational playing. 

The song list varied from the 
usual Garcia Band standards. 
They blazed through 12 songs in 
two sets, including two Van 
Morrison covers new to the 
band, "And It Stoned Me" and 
"Crazy Love." Jerry sang a 
reverent version of Dylan's 
"Forever Young," and shone as 
his fingers flashed over the 
fretboard of his guitar. 

They opened the second set 
with a rocking version of Jimmy 
Cliff's "The Harder They 
Come," with Kahn and Garcia 
exchanging bright licks in the 


His bittersweet ballad 
"Mission in the Rain" sparkled 
as he pulled out shining notes 
and tastefully chosen chords in 
a solo that washed over the 
audience like a fresh shower. 
This was followed by the spirited 
finale of Dylan's 'Tangled Up in 

After the show ended, thjl 
crowd clapped and chanted, 
knowing well that no encore 
would come. They waited 
anyway, basking in the 
afterglow of once again being 
able to see their resilient idol, 
and finally filed out onto the 
pavement looking forward to I 
more o f the Dead live. 

One Woman Pop/Rock! 
Show comes to City College 

"Believe in Love," a one woman 
show of oringinal songs by Alise 
Clar, will be held in CCSFs little 
Theatre November 13 at 11:00 
a-m.. The performance is free to all 
students and faculty. 


As for the future, Mueller said 
the department could use an 
auditorium of its own. "We're the 
only two-year college campus 
that doesn't have one. We're 
always having to go out to 
churches and where ever we can 
find space." 

Like many departments, a 
tight fiscal budget has hindered 
the music department from 
hiring new faculty and 
expanding course offerings. "I 
supposed it doesn't sound too 
exciting, but we feel quite happy 
about still being here." said 
Mueller. "Some schools music 
departments in two-year 
colleges have disappeared." 


It's been rumored that a 
regular entertainment program 
might be started at the Student 
Union. "If they (Associated 
Students) can get some money 
and the space is cleared up, then 
we can get a calendar going," 
Mueller said. "At one time, the 
college had a $20,000 budget for 
guest lectureres and artists. 
Since passage of Proposition 13, 
we've had no conert/lecture 


Despite the obstacles, music is 
still alive at City College, the 
faculty maintains a high 
professional profile, and the 
beat goes on. Take a stroll down 
the music corridors and hear for 

Rocky Horror drags it's way to the top 

By Cheryl Cross 

The sleaze-camp revue "Rocky 
Horror Show" opened in a 
hilariously gruesome revival at 
the Theatre on the Square. 

Written by Richard O'Brien 
and directed by highly respected 
Albert Takazauckas, this trashy 
1973 spoof of B-grade horror 
films has found its true home in 
eccentric San Francisco. It is an 
audacious and absurd presenta 
tion of fringe craziness. 

Stranded in a strobe lighting 
storm, with a flat, Brad and 
Janet (Dennis Hrlic and 
Maureen McVerry), a newly 
engaged couple, decide to 
approach the nearest refuge, 
appropriately a bizarre and 
forbidding castle. They are 
changed from their original 
state of virginal starry-eyed 
lovers of the song "Damn It 
Janet," to wanting their kinky 
abuduction by the outer-world 
Transvestite aliens of Planet 
Transsexual. Janet sings a 
coquettish 'Touch A Touch Me' 
once seduced. 

This wild and well-paced 
production of "Rocky Horror 
Show" features Scott Rankine 
as the play's anti-hero, Dr. 
Frank N' Furter. He tours 
through his lab, taunting his 
creation, minions and captives 
in the song "Sweet Trans- 
vestite." He stood well in his 
high heels and was a thorough 
reincarnation of a '40s sighing 
starlet, if in drag. 

photo by Larry Merklt I 


















(L-R) Linda McCulloch and Allison Ehlers add spice to Rocky Horror. 

girl, Columbia. Unfortunately, 

The show was spiked with the 
wary commentary of Micheal 
McShane as the Narrator. From 
stage left he punctuated the 
scenes with flatulent, bombastic 
interpretations. The costumed 
ushers interrupted the Narrator 
with rude references to his 
observations and anatomy. 

As the audience grew 
comfortable with the tempo, 
they yelled out their sassy 
comments to the cast, something 
visitors of the film expect. 


The chorus of Transvestites 
were enthusiastic and fit in their 
deco-pink costumes. Allison 
Ehlers, with her sing-song voice, 
was hot as the naughty sweater- 

Linda McColluch sings a stiff 
opening/closing "Science 
Fiction" and was stifled trying 
to be sexy, but she warms up t: 
playing Magenta in the body of 
the show. 

Joe Ross was eerie as Riff-Raff 
with his almost phosphorescent 
eyes in "Over At The 
Frankenstein Place." Hia 
portrayal of the weird slave wbj 
spooky and creepy. 

Although some might find it 
offensive, as a light-hearted 
poke at sexual taboos this show 
is entertaining. It has more 
immediacy than the world cult 
classic film. The actors were well 
cast, absorbed in their roles, and 
they looked good in drag. 

International setting for new scholarship 

Genesis breaks Coliseum Record 


By Marc Jefferson 

Impressive. There is no better 
word to describe it. 

Genesis has shown once 
again that the best things in life 
get better with age. The fact that 
they played for a record- 
breaking six night run at the 
Oakland Coliseum proves it. 

The reason for this record- 
breaking Bay Area concert run 
was obvious when the band took 
the stage. There was no opening 
act, it wasn't needed. Genesis 
did their own audience warm-up 
and carried their fans through a 
little over two hours of powerful 

And powerful it waB. The band 
was tight and they flowed 
smoothly from song to song in a 
way that only true musicians 
that have been working together 
for quite some time can do. 

Although lead singer Phil 
Collins assured the crowd that 
they would hear both old songs 
(wild cheers) and new songs 
(quite a few boos), for the most 
part Genesis stuck to their more 
recent material. 

While the song selection ran 
pretty much in the direction of 

keeping the younger fans 
jumping out of their seats and 
screaming for their favorite top 
forty singles, the older, long- 
time fans were not to be 
disappointed. Genesis spent a 
good part of the show doing 
what they do best, setting the 
lyrics and cute tunes aside and 

It was during these instrumen- 
tal tangents that the true colors 
of Genesis surfaced. They were 
no longer Phil Collins the pop 
artist, Mike Rutheford, the band 
leader of Mike and the 
Mechanics, and Tony Banks, 
movie sound track writer, but 
purely and completely, 


There was no doubt I was 
attending a Genesis concert, 
and not Genesis featuring Phil 
Collins. To push Collins further 
into the spotlight would have 
been a sellout to commercialism 
and a discredit to the rest of the 

Collins did manage to grab 
some of the attention he needs 
with his usual banter between 
songs, but it didn't seem that the 
crowd paid him too much 

attention. People were there to 
enjoy themselves, whether Phil 
babbled on or not. 

The band was coaxed back 
onstage for an encore that was 
in itself worth the price of the 
ticket. As they pounded through 
a medley of old hit '60's hits, 
such as "Satisfaction", "Pinball 
Wizard", and "In the Midnight 
Hour", the crowd responded 

To coin a corny phrase, 
Genesis has indeed withstood 
the test of time. While '70's super 
groups such as the Doobie 
Brothers and the Eagles have 
not lasted into the '80's, 
Genesis has not only survived, 
but continued to thrive in the 
competitive rock world. 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

What student wouldn't jump 
at the opportunity to study 
business in Japan, or Shake- 
speare in London, or fashion 
design in either Paris or Italy? 

For most students, it is all but 
a dream because not many can 
afford the high cost of studying 


Sue Light, director of 
International Studies, is hoping 
to make a few dreams come true. 
Light has planned a scholarship 
benefit for Thrusday, November 
13, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the San 
Francisco Ballet Building. 

The party, dubbed "A Night at 

the Ballet," should be a lot of 
fun, said light 

"I believe in cross-cultural 
education," she added. "I think 
students can benefit from 
studying abroad." 

For tickets and more 
information, contact Sue Light 
at 239-3582. 

"The Courtship Game" premiers 

(L-R) Domir, Kelko, and Ngalo star in the "Prog Prince," one of the four one- 
act ploys collectively known as "The Courtship Game." The play perfor- 
mances will be held in the Little Theatre November 19 thru the 23. For ticket 
information contact Don Cate at 239-3132. photo by Adrienne MarksDamron 

NOV. 6-20. 1986 



Roundball Quiz 

I know it seems like only 
yesterday that Ralph Sampson 
was trying to pick a fight with 
everyone in Boston Celtic 
uniform during the NBA finals. 
But believe it or not that was five 
months ago and it's time for 
another basketball season. 

To help get you ready for the 
upcoming hoop season the 
Guardsman is introducing its 
first annual basketball quiz. Get 
your scan-tron sheets and 
number two pencils out and get 
to work. 

1) Cleveland rookie John "Hot 
Rod" Williams, who was 
recently acquitted of sports 
bribery charges, will: 

A) become a solid defensive 
center in the NBA. 

B) be an example to kids of 
how someone can overcome 

C) teach his teammates the 
finer points of point shaving. 

2) If Spud Webb, the NBA's 
shortest player, was not playing 
basketball, he would be: 

A) working in the field of his 

B) coaching basketball to 

C) be a top flight midget 

3) It would be a miracle if: 

A) the Sacramento Kings 
made the NBA finals. 

B) the Celtics did not make the 

C) Warrior center J.B. Carroll 
showed any sign of life while on 
the court. 

4) If Carroll suffered an injury 
and was lost for the year, he 
would spend the season: 

A) in rehabilitation working to 
return to action next year. 

B) giving the Warriore support 
from the bench. 

C) on a beach in the Bahamas 
counting his T-Bill accounts. 

5) If you bought Warrior 
season tickets this year, you 

A) expect an outstanding 

basketball season. 

B) root for the home team at all 

C) seek a full neurological 

6) Former City College 
basketball star Dean Garret, 
who is now playing for Indiana 
Uiversity, should expect from 
coach Bobby Knight: 

A) a more complex play 

B) high-spirited pep talks. 

C) not quite as much swearing 
as he heard from Rams coach 
Brad Duggan, but a lot more 
furniture throwing. 

7) Which of the following is not 
likely to happen this basketball 

A) Larry Bird winning 
another MVP title. 

B) Magic Johnson leading the 
league in assists. 

C) CBS showing any teams 
but the Lakers and the Celtics, 
on its game of the week. 

8) The NBA's financial 
success is due to: 

A) its tremendous popularity. 

B) excellent fiscal planning. 

C) its ability to sell tickets at 
extraordinary prices to people 
who have nothing better to do 
with their time than watch a 
bunch of tall guys run around in 

9) Warrior rookie Chris 
Washburn, who was once 
caught stealing a stereo from a 
student at North Carolina State, 

A) add excitement to the team. 

B) win the "Rookie of the 
Year" award. 

C) not be difficult to be picked 
out of a line-up because he is so 

If you took time out to take this 
t*st you: 

A) are a true basketball fan. 

B) are a good sport. 

C) have a lot of free time on 
your hands and should look for a 

Defense stars as Rams go to 6-1 

Offesnse explodes to the tune of 28 fourth quarter points 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

With the offense held in check 
for three quarters, the defense 
played its best game of the year 
to help City College of San 
Francisco down the Chabot 
College Gladiators of Hayward, 
31-11 at Ram Stadium last 

"It took our offense three 
quarters to get warmed up," 
assistant coach Mike Parodi 
said after the game. "We were 
playing with three back-up 
linemen, so it made it a little 
tough." The CCSF victory 
virtually eliminates Chabot 
from Golden Gate conference 
consideration and puts the 
Rams' destiny in their collective 


The first half was an exercise 
in futility for the 6-1 Rams. The 
offense was unable to put 
together any real scoring threat. 
Once, the Rams drove to the 
Chabot 16-yard-line only to miss 
a 33-yard field goal attempt. 

Even more exasperating was 
City's special teams play. 
Chabot's first-half scoring 
resulted from a blocked punt out 
of the end zone for a two-point 
safety. Later, kicker Steve 
Albrecht was tackled in the end 
zone after hobbling the snap 

from center, which resulted in 
another two points. 

With Chabot nursing a 4-0 
lead, and City College at the 
Chabot 39 yard-line with :19 
seconds to go in the first half, 
Albrecht atoned for the earlier 
mis cues by nailing a 56-yard 
field goal aided by a stiff wind at 
his back. The FG pulled the 
Rams within one point 4-3 at 

Martinez said. Asked about the 
offense's first half woes, 
Martinez said, "Chabot was 
very well prepared for us. We 
had some difficulties and I made 
some mistakes." 

The third quarter wasn't much 
better for the Rams. Along with 
blocking two Ram field goals, 
Chabot put points of its own on 
the board. Gladiator Quarter- 
back Matt Eckhardt hit wide 
receiver Micheal Broome with a 
19-yard touchdown pass to put 
Chabot ahead ll-3....with 1:03 
left in the quarter. 

After taking the kickoff at 
their own 20, the Rams moved 
backward to their 16-yard line 
and were faced with a third and 
14. Time expired in the third 
quarter and it looked like the 
Rams had expired along with it. 

Photo by Marvin Cheadle 


Then came the explosion. 
Martinez dropped back and 
found wide-receiver Andre 
Alexander at the 50-yard-line. 
Alexander cut an angle across 
the field and outran three 
Chabot defenders for an 84-yard 
touchdown. Louie LaDay 
caught a Martinez pass for the 
two-point conversion. With 12 
seconds gone in the fourth 
quarter, it was suddenly an 1 1-1 1 
tie ball game. 

After taking the kickoff, 
Chabot had the ball at the Ram 
48-yard line. Looking a bit 
shaken, QB Eckardt collided 
with running back Todd 
McGrew and fumbled the ball. 
City defensive lineman Ronald 
Brooks pounced on it and the 
Rams were back in business at 
the Chabot 48-yard line. Six 
plays later, running back Louie 
LaDay streaked 27-yards for 
another Ram touchdown. City 
now led 18-11 

Looking for something to 
solve City's stingy defense, 
Chabot tried some football 
sleight-of-hand. Their attempted 
"Flea Flicker" resulted in an 11- 
yard loss as Brooks sacked 
Chabot QB Eckardt. The Rams 
took over at their own 37 
following a Chabot punt. 

Lightning then struck again. 
On the first play of the series, 
LaDay bolted 63 yards for a Tam 
touchdown. After missing the 
extra point, the Rams led 24-11. 


Chabot would not give up. 
Trying to swing the momentum 
back, the Gladiators faked a 
punt and had a first down at the 
Ram 42. 

Once again Chabot reached 
into their back of tricks. With a 
first down at the Ram 28, 
Eckardt handed off to running 
back Grant Shetron. Shetron 
drifted over to his right. He then 
turned and threw a pass to his 
left, trying to hit Eckardt who 
had gone seemingly undetected 
into the pattern. Just as the pass 
was arriving, roverback John 
Mixon stepped in front of 
Eckardt and took off on an 80- 

Women's Volleyball 
Fri. Nov. 7 — vs. *Laney College at Laney, 7:00 p.m. 
Wed. Nov. 12 - vs. *Chabot College at CCSF, 7:00 p.m. 
Fri. Nov. 14 — vs. *San Jose City College at San Jose, 7:00 p.m. 
Wed. Nov. 19 — vs. *West Valley College at West Valley. 7:00 p.m. 

Mon. Nov. 10 - vs. *Napa College at CCSF, 3:30 p.m. 
Thurs. Nov. 13 — vs. *College of Marin at Marin, 3:30 p.m. 

Sat. Nov. 8 — vs. *San Mateo at San Mateo, 1:00 p.m. 
Sat. Nov. 15 — vs. *San Jose at CCSF, 1:00 p.m. 

Cross Country 
Sat. Nov. 8 — Northern Championships at Shasta 

College, 11:00 a.m. 
Sat. Nov. 15 — California State Championships at 
Woodward Park, Fresno, 11:00 a.m. 
Women's Basketball 
Thurs. Nov. 13 — vs. Santa Rosa (scrimmage) at 

Santa Rosa. TBA. 
Thurs. Nov. 20 

Fri. Nov. 21 — vs. Santa Rosa Classic at Santa Rosa, TBA. 
Sat. Nov. 22 

yard touchdown jaunt that 
brought the Ram scoring to a 
close. City led 31-11. LaDay had 
his third straight 100-yard 
game, collecting 158 yards on 24 
carries (115 yards in the fourth 
quarter). Martinez finished 11 of 
26 with 223 yards and one 
interception. Andre Alexander 
caught three passes for 106 
yards (an average of 35 yards a 


Head Coach George Rush 
summed things up accurately. 
"The overall play of the defense 
was the key," Rush said. "They 
(the defense) controlled the 
game. Once Andre scored the 
TD, there was a big swing and 
we took control." 

Assistant Coach Dan Hayes 
agreed, "Our defensive backs 
played their best game of the 
season," he said. The numbers 
bear it out Chabot QB's finished 
the game 7 of 27 for only 96 yards 

and one interception. 

The Ram defensive backfield 
faces its toughest challenge this 
Saturday when the team travels 
to rival College of San Mateo. 
The Bulldogs lead the state in 
offensive production, while 
Quarterback Scott Mohr leads 
the nation in individual 
offensive output. The following 
Saturday the Rams face 
currently undefeated San Jose 
City College in what could 
decide the conference champion- 

came into the game ranked 14th 
in the state following a 23-17 win 
over previously ranked Laney of 
Oakland. The Rams defense 
leads the Golden Gate 
Conference in overall totals, the 
offense is second. LaDay has 
picked up 503 yards in the last 
three league games. The Rams 
are now 3-0 in league play, tied 
for first with San Jose City 

Golden Gate Conference Football Standings (Week 4) 

College W-L Overall 

San Jose 

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Col. of San Mateo 


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Women's basketball team gears up for another exciting season 

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By Jim De Gregorio 

(Editor's note: This is the first 
part of a two part series dealing 
with basketball at City College. 
This issue's piece is a preview on 
the women's team. Next issue 
will be the men's.) 

Thump-Thump-Thump, step- 
step, swish, YEAH!! 

That is right fans, basketball 
at City College is upon us. As of 
October 15, the women's 
basketball team has been 
practicing in a furry to prepare 
for their season opener. You can 
bet this season will be action 
packed, as well as exciting for 
players and fans alike. 

To begin, let us pick up where 
we left off last season. The Rams 
finished the Golden Gate 
Conference (GGC) with a 9-3 
record, a second place spot and 
were predicted to win the 
Shaughnessy Playoffs. 

In the first game, CCSF 
dispatched West Valley College 
59-48, but were upset in the 
finals of the playoffs 61-60 by 
arch-rival College of San Mateo. 
San Mateo wound-up traveling 
to the state regionals with De 
Anza College. 

Overall, the team finished the 
season with a 18-10 record, and 
Coach Tom Giusto was 
disgusted that other teams of a 
lesser caliber than his made the 


Fast forward to about one 
month ago. In a coaches 
meeting, CCSF is labeled as 
conference favorites, much to 
the chagrin of coach Guisto. But 
according to Guisto, other 
conference powerhouses, such 
as CSM and Merritt are 
experienced and deep, and pose 
as more formidable league 
leaders - although the Rams 
finished second in the league to 
De Anza last year and return 
five players, including three 

starters, are returning. This, 
coupled with the fact that De 
Anza and Foothill colleges 
decided over the summer to 
change leagues (from the GGC 
to the Coast Conference), has all 
evidence pointing at City 

In addition to the returnees 
Guisto has at his disposal the 
use of several extremely talented 
freshmen players. But to begin 
with, let us dissect the team from 
the top to the bottom. 

Among the leading returnees 
is Valerie Willis, a 6-1 sophmore 
center who made the first team 
AU-GGC as a freshman. Willis 
was consistently among the 
state leaders in rebounding, as 
was superlative forward Edna 
Downing. Both Willis and 
Downing finished the season 
averaging 10.5 rebounds per 

Unfortunately, Willis suffered 
a knee injury when the Rams 
traveled to Japan to stage 
international games. Her 
condition is very touchy - she is 
not practicing with the team 
even though she consistently 
shows up for practice sessions. 

"She is not joining our 
practices right now. She has 

Photo by Le$he D. Wilton 

Lana Slocum Tights for rebound. 

some looseness in her knee, so 
we have her doing rehabilitation 
exercises," said coach Guisto. 

Just when Willis will return to 
action is not known, so the Rams 
will most likely insert 6-1 
freshman Gigi Hurley for the 
time being. 

"Gigi is one hell of a tough 

rebounder and defender, but her 

shooting and technical skills 

need sharpening," said Giusto. 


Other probable starters will be 
5-7 sophmore guard Erin 
Byrnes, 5-10 sophmore forward 
Lana Slocum, and 5-7 sophmore 
guard Sandy McNeil. 

Be mindful that this lineup is 
tentative due to some outstand- 
ing freshmen players. They 
include 5-9 guard Jane Murray, 
from St. Rose, 5-6 guard Lisa 
Smith from Presentation, 5-3 
guard Maureen Ganthier from 
Lowell, 5-5 guard Diane 
Hanratty from McAteer, and 5- 
1 1 Lora Alex ander from N atchez 
High School in Natchez, 

Guisto is especially excited 
about Alexander, who, he says 
will amaze you upon first sight 
"Her skill and level of play is 
outstanding," he said. 


The Rams have scheduled four 
preseason games against 
several of the state's top teams, 
including Sacramento City 
College and Contra Costa 
College. Also, CCSF is entered in 
tournaments including - the 
Santa Rosa Classic, the College 
of the Redwoods Tourney - in 
which the team should play at 
least two games apiece. 

The reason for all of these 
preseason games? It is simple. 
The post-season regional format 
has been changed to accomodate 
six at-large teams. This new 
feature was added because year 
after year teams that were 
blasted in preseason games 
wound-up in the regionals 

because they placed in either 
first or second in their own 
conference, which would be 
extremely weaker compared to 
other leagues. 

Take the situation City 
College found itself in last 
season. The Rams were defeated 
in the Shaughnessy Playoff 
system, thus giving San Mateo 
second place outright With this, 
CSM and league champion De 
Anza, who did not have to 
compete in the Shaughnessy 
(Due to the fact that the Dons 
won the Round Robin Title), 
and advanced to the regional 
leaving CCSF behind. 

A look at the regionals showed 
that it had teams that CCSF had 
creamed in the preseason. They 

reached the regionals because 
they won the Shaughnessy in 
their own league, even though it 
is weaker than that of the GGC. 

With the at-large system, 
teams that place third in a 
tougher league get to reach post 
season play, such as CCSF last 

This has Giusto pleased. "One 
team from the GGC and one 
team from the C amino Norte 
conference are virtually ensured 
to go every year. That is how 
tough our conferences are," said 

Returning star players, 
reformed league, exciting 
freshmen, tournaments, and 
revised regionals. Yep, this 
season promises to be a hellava 

Volleyball team wins for straight 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

After dropping their first 
league match, the City College of 
San Francisco's women's 
volleyball team has come on 
strong, winning their next four 
league matches and ending the 
week with a win over West 
Valley of Saratoga. 

After losing to league leader 
Diablo Valley College in the 
conference opener, the Rams 
downed Laney, Chabot, San 
Jose City College and West 
Valley in successive matches. 
The West Valley scores were 15- 
11,8-15, 15-3. 6-15 and 15-10. 

"We've had some periods 
when we didn't play well," 
Coach Al Shaw said. "It's 
difficult to assess our team so 
far. We are still looking for more 
consistency," he said. 


Shaw also said Diana 
Etheridge played well in the 
West Valley win, saying she 
struck the ball very well. "I'm 
pleased with her total progress 
this season." Shaw said. 

Dedra Phillips was the 
standout player in the wins over 
Chabot and San Jose, Shaw 
said. "She played very well. This 
points out one of our problems. 
Every match we have someone 
else who stands out It's good I 
guess. We need to have our whole 
team play better," Shaw said. 

At press time, the Rams were 
gunning for a win over league 
leader DVC to force a playoff. 
City could then square-off 
against DVC, before closing the 
season against Chabot 

Go Rams! Let's Go AM the Way 
Go Rams! Let's Go A the Way 
Go Rams! Let's Go A the Way 
Go Rams! Let's Go All the Way! 


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photo by Adrienne MarkaDamron 

The super structure of the Golden Goto Bridge's anchor, 

Golden Gate Bridge: S.F.'s 
engineering gift to the world 

By Brian Dinsmore 

The great cities of the world all 
have at least one thing in 
common-they all have a 
monument attesting to the 
unique character of their city. 

Paris has the Eifel Tower and 
New York has the World Trade 
Center and the Empire State 
Building. But, one of the most 
beautiful monuments erected 
and the most impossible to build 
is in San Francisco Bay-the 
Golden Gate Bridge. 

As early as 1918, the San 
Francisco Board of Supervisors 
voted for studies to determine if 
a span could be built across the 
Golden Gate. The mouth of the 
Bay was long known by 
seafarers as one of the most 
treacherous on earth. 

Many thought that a bridge 
built across the Golden Gate 
would surely collapse into the 
raging tides and unpredictable 
currents. But later in 1923, 
Bridging the Golden Gate 
Association was formed when 
Frank P. Doyle, president of the 
chamber of commerce of Santa 
Rosa, called and presided at a 
meeting of representatives from 
San Francisco and North Bay 
counties in the chamber's 
assembly room. 

A construction permit was 
issued by Partick Hurley, U.S. 
Secretary of War, on August 11, 
1930, and in November of the 
same year, a bond issue in the 
amount of $35 million (bonds 
paid off July 1, 1971) was 
approved by a vote of 107,930 for 
and 35,305 against. 


The construction on the 
Golden Gate Bridge was moved 
along by the "aJphabetsoup" 
work programs commenced by 
President Franklin D. Roose- 
velt's administration. Thou- 
sands of men were out of work 
and jumped at the chance to 
work on the bridge. The 
engineer, Joseph B. Strauss and 
his assistant Clifford Paine, 
started work on the bridge 

January 5, 1933, when steam 
shovels began digging the 
Marin anchorage. 

The sheer magnitude of the 
jobs created a spirit in San 
Francisco that, at the time, was 
unparelled. Although the Bay 
Bridge was already nearing 
completion, an attempt to bridge 
the Golden Gate was considered 
to be only a dream. Suddenly, 
the bridge was going to be built- 
it seemed that San Franciscans 
were capable of anything. 


Eleven men lost their lives on 
the Golden Gate during its 
construction, including 10 who 
perished when a scaffold 
collapsed and sent the men, t hen- 
scaffold and the safety net 
plunging into the icy water. But 
there were always men available 
to replace the men who couldn't 
finish the job. The bridge was 
too important a project to let the 
death of workers stop its 

Four years after the first 
scoopful of sand was dredged 
from the Marin County side of 
the Bridge, the last rivet was set 
on May 27, 1937 during a 
ceremony in which a bronze 
plaque with cement made of 
ingeredients from every county 
in the State was fastened to the 
toll plaza of the Golden Gate 
Bridge. The next day, the bridge 
was dedicated after President 
Roosevelt pressed a button in 
Washington at 12 Noon. 

Today, almost 50 years later, 
the bridge still stands as 
majestic and awe inspiring as 
ever. Commuters complain of 
the slow traffic during rush 
hour, and nearly everyone 
thinks that paying toll on a 
bridge that was paid off in 1971 
is ludicrous. But one cannot 
escape the feeling when driving 
or just looking at the bridge-the 
bridge seems almost magical- 
the bridge is a creation of San 
Francisco, and yet it is a gift to 
every visitor to the City. 


The Guardsman staff is collecting food to 
give to needy families. So, let's get in the holi- 
day spirit. Drop off non-perishable items in 
boxes at the library, information desk in Con- 
Ian Hall, and The Guardsman in Bungalow i 
209. ♦ 


THE GUARDSMAN'S Big Drawing/Giveaway! Here's your 
chance to win six pairs of tickets to see "The Courtship Game" 
on November 19, 20 and 23 at the CCSF Little Theatre. So, 
don't miss out on this excellent opportunity! 




Student I.D. 

Clip and fill out this coupon and drop off at THE GUARD- 
SMAN office in Bungalow 209. The drawing will be held Fri- 
day, November 14, 1986. So, don't delay! 

Adam and Eve theory still popular on college campuses Transfer Fj 

set for City 

More than half of the college 
students polled in three states, 
including California, said they 
are creationists who believe that 
God created Adam and Eve, 
while about one-third believe in 
aliens, Big Foot and the lost city 
of Atlantis. 

The poll results, released this 
week by Texas researhers, also 
indicated that students who 
believe in creationiam are less 
likely to read books, tend to be 
more politically conservative 
and have a lower grade-point 
average than students sho 
dispute that God created earth in 
six days. 

"Overall, the higher you 
scored on the creationist 
segment of the survey, the lower 
your grade-point average-this 
was the tendency," said Francis 
Harrold, a professor of. 
archeology at the University of 
Texas in Arlington, who 
released results of the survey he 
helped create. 


"What really surprised us 
were the number of students who 
believed in what we call 'cult 
beliefs' or unproven scientific 
theories," he said. "We all agree 
that for a leading scientific 
nation this is not a good sign of 
the effectiveness of our science 

Last fall, about 1,000 students 
attending colleges in Texas, 
Connecticut and California 
filled out a detailed question- 
naire on their beliefs. 

Most of the respondents were 
white, liberal-arts majors 
between the age of 18 and 22, 
Harrold said. 

In Texas, 71 percent of 
students said they believe in the 
story of Adam and Eve, while 51 

percent in Connecticut and 47 
percent in California said they 
believed in the biblical first 
couple. An average of 44 percent 
of the students in the three 
states said the story of Noah's 
Ark is true. 


About one-third of all the 
students surveyed believed that 
Big Foot, a hairy man-like 
creature reputed to live in the 
mountains of northwest 
America, actually exists. An 
equal number believed in the lost 

Accreditation cont. 

seems to be saying to itself now 
is that there are problems 
between the faculty and 
administration. And this public 
concern and exposure is good." 

"The charges of unfair hiring 
practices is an untrue one as I 
have followed the regulations 
set up by the state of California," 
said Hsu. 


Another major concern of the 
Academic Senate is the manner 
in which the lottery money, 
which has been earmarked for 
educational purposes, is being 

"We are not supposed to have 
this 'slight of hand' use with the 
lottery money--the money 
belongs in the classroom, 
whether it be in the teacher's 
salary, or equipment for 
chemistry or word processors for 
our classroom. This is not being 
done," said Alioto. 

But, according to Ramirez: "In 
an academic setting, like most 
settings, one should have 
disagreements and still proceed 
with a major think like 
accreditation. What I see 
occurring here with the lottery, 
the hiring, and so forth ...what 
I'd rather do is say 'O.K. there 
are differences of opinion on 
how the finances are used but 
u tl imately the state will decide if 
we are using the funds correctly.' 
Until then, let's get on to the 
busniess of educating." 

City of Atlantis, a legendary 
island of advanced civiliazation 
that supposedly sank into the 

Thirty percent of the students 
responding to the survey said 
aliens from outer space visited 
earth in ancient times. 

Overall, 37 percent said they 
believed in ghosts and 39 
percent said it is possible to 
communicate with them. 

Harrold said the survey 
showed a need for stronger high 
school science programs. 

Report charges colleges 
with poor academic practices 

The Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching 
issued a harshly critical report 
this week on the nation's 
colleges Baying they are more 
successful at handing out 
degrees than in educating 

The 242-page report, written 
by Carnegie President Ernest 
Boyer, echoes some of the 
criticisms that U.S. Secretary of 
Education William Bennett has 
leveled at the nation's 

Boyer said America's higher- 
education system remains "the 
envy of the world," but that "the 
under-graduate college, the very 
heart of higher learning, is a 
troubled institution." 


The report challenges colleges 
to make major changes, 

• "Demystifying the selection 
process" and stop requiring high 
school seniors to take multiple 
choice entrance tests unless the 

college actually use the scores in 
admission decisions. 

• Make all college seniors write a 
senior thesis and defend it orally 
in a seminar with classmates. 

• Scale back athletic programs, 
which the report described as 
rife with "shocking abuses" that 
undermine academic integrity. 

• Reward good teaching and 
stop insisting that all college 
professors devote themselves to 

• Ask students to evaluate 
fromally each of their 

The report also said colleges 
must build bridges to link what 
students learn in the classroom 
to life in the dorms. 

"Residential living is. of 
the least well-guided aspects of 
the undergraduate experience," 
the report said. "College 
students today take for granted 
lifestyles that 20 years ago 
might have gotten their parents 
admonished or expelled. Sexual 
freedom is just assumed." 

Because the accreditation 
process is as much a political one 
as it is an evaluative one, it gives 
those with grievances an 
opportunity to make their voices 


For instance, Alioto viwed the 
process as a chance to involve 
the media in her concerns. "If 
you look at our history, every 
battle the faculty has fought 
along the way, in which we have 
achieved our objectives, or hold 
the status quo is because we 
have gone to the media." 

The impact of including the 
media, according to Alioto is 
"that once you get that media 
attention the chancellor backs 
down a little bit." 

Also there is a professional 
concern that the adminstrators 
have in relation to other 
counterparts across the state. 
"It's not going to be just in- 
house; other presidents of other 
colleges are going to know what 
is going on here," Alioto added. 

Whted added "The faculty's 
independent study in the four 
areas isn't for the adminstra- 
tion to know our displeasure-I 
presume they already do. But, to 
let the general public, as well as 
other authorities in the state, to 
know how bad things have 


"The actions of the Academic 
Senate is a counter-productive 
one," said Hsu. "When various 
segments separate themselves 
from co-operating in writing the 
self-study they hurt themselves 
more than the school." 

He added: "I encourage the 
faculty to fully co-operate with 
the administration and the 
students in writing the self- 
study. Otherwise, they hurt 
themselves, as well as the 
school, who they supposedly are 
trying to help." 

According to Dr. John 
Petersen, head of the Ac- 
creditation Commission for 
Community Colleges, if the 
faculty and the administration 
do not get together on their four 
areas of disagreement, "the 
accreditation commission could 
force the faculty to co-write the 
self-study with the college 

Petersen said that although 
the faculty may feel they have 
legitimate complaints, "they are 
not approaching the problem in 
the best way. Only by 
understanding can these 
differences be resolved." 

Petersen added: "The actions 
of the faculty does not fit the 
guidelines and is a very unusal 
act. They appear to be 
prejudging the good faith of the 
administration without giving 
them a fair hearing." 


By Jeannie Martha 

A big turnout is expected r 
City College's annual "Traiui 
Fair" scheduled for Wednesdi 
Nov. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 P4 
in the lower level of the Studj 
Union, according to 3 
Transfer Center. 

Some 33 representatives &n 
various four-year colleges ai 
universities will participate! 
this year's event, which H 
been ongoing since 1976. 

At the fair, according J 
Beverly Eigner, Transfer Cenf 
coodinator, students learn al 
admission requiremen 
housing, financial aid, stu 
fees, and student acti 
available at the vari 

"All students have 
potential to transfer to a 
year institution," said Ei 
"Students are just starting 
realize that possibility." 


According to Eigner, man 
colleges are also starting » ( 
realize that City Collef 
students are top candidates ft 
transferring. "Even if studen E 
are part-time and are just here; 
learn a trade, there are man i 
colleges who will accept 
and help them achieve 

Added Eigner: City Collegfl 8 
a "stepping-stone and not a dea 
end." ° 

Among the participate e 

colleges are U.C. Berkeley, U.Q q 

Davis, U.C. Santa Barbara, Ci r 

State Hayward, Cal Sta» i 

Fullerton, Cal State Lost v 

Beach, San Francisco Stat e 

University, Standford Ut t 
iversity, Golden Gate UnT 
versity, and Dominical 

man l- 
tha n 

AFT cont.- 

College are below the avera 
salaries for Communii 
Colleges statewide. 

Local 2121 also complain 
that the district refuses I 
allocate any of the $3.8 millia 
in lottery revenue for 1 986-87 k 
faculty salaries, whiclj 
according to the union, 1 
mandated for instruction! 


The union held a picket 


demonstration outside tk 
Board of Governors meeting ( 
October 21. When the meetin 
started, the demonstration 
moved inside. 

That night Martinez told i 
board: "What you see h« 
tonight is an example of 
angry and insulted faculty, 
know the district received an I 
percent budget increase 
lottery money rolled over fro 
last year." 

Martinez said that if the unii 
rejects the boards latest offi 
she isn't sure what she will <k 
next. "Teachers don't want tt 
strike, but you can never rule t 
out," she said. 

Calendar of Events 


The NSPE is offerine $1,000 
renewable scholarships. 

Applications available in the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale 
Hall, Room 366. Deadline is 
December 1. 


Business Administration 
scholarships for minority 
students are available to those 
students transferring from a 
two-year college to a four-year 
school. Nomination forms are 
available in the Scholarship 
Office. Deadline is November 12. 


General Electric Foundation 
Engineering Scholarships for 
minority students. Fifty 
renewable scholarships are 
available. Contact Con Malony, 
Science Hall, Room 221, for more 
information. Deadline is 
November 16. 


United Methodist Ethnic 
Minority Scholarship. $100- 
$1,000 scholarships are 
available. Application forms 
may be obtained between 
January 1 and April 1, 1987 by 
writing to The United Methodist 
Church, Office of LoanB and 
Scholarships, P.O. Box 871, 
Nashville, TN 37202. 


AICPA Scholarships for 
Minority Accounting Majors. 
Renewable scholarships of up to 
$1,000 are available. Contact 
Ron Rubin, Cloud Hall, Room 
220 or the Scholarship Office, 
Batmale Hall, Room 366. 


Slide show on last year's harvest 
brigade to Nicaragua, Sunday, 
Nov. 9, 4-7 p.m., Nicaraguan 
Cultural Center, 302124th 
Street. For more information, 
call 549-1837. 


The United Philipino-American 
Students Association and The 
League of Filipino Students are 
co-sponsering "Mga Kuwento," 
a multi-media performance 
combining slides, music, audio 
tapes and live storytelling that 
examines events beyond the 
February Revolution in the 
Philippines. The show will take 
place Nov. 19th, noon, V-ARTS 
115. For more information, call 


Admission experts will be at 
City College to provide 
information on: evening 
programs, transferring, 
admission, majors, and fees. 
San Francisco State University, 
Golden Gate University and 
University of San Francisco will 
be represented. Conlan Hall 
Lobby, Tuesday, November 19, 
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 


CCSF's Associated Student an 
Student Health Center fi 
sponsoring three days 
informative lectures ranginl 
from substance abuse to th' 
current AIDS crisis. On TuesdaJ 
Nov. 18, Mark LaScola, form* 
soccer player and presently ' 
substance abuse counselor wiw 
"Pro's for Kids" will speak fro* 
9:30 a.m. to 11 am. in th« 
Student Union. Dr. Harvej 
Bartnoff will be speaking 
AIDS, Wednesday Nov. 19, 
noon-1 p.m.. Conlan Hall. Ron"* 
101. Thursday. Nov. 20 brings 
two speakers to the ArM 
Building Room 133, Darryl 
Inaba, pharmacist and directs 
of Substance Abuse Program ft* 
Impaired Physicians, Height 
Ashbury Clinic, will speak froffl 
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. W 
12:30 p.m., Marty Jessup, RN. 
MS, founder and director « 
Substance Abuse Program f* 
Impaired Nurses will also speak. 

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VOL. 102, NO. 7 

City College of San Francisco 

NOV. 20 - DEC. 4 1986 

photo by Adrienne Marks-Damron 

City College called abestos-free by campus officials 

From child's play to rest time at City's Child Care Center. 

Child Care Center may face 
closure due to budget cuts 

By Jeannie Martha 

City College's Child Care 
Development Center (CCDC) 
may be facing closure due to 
severe budget cuts and lack of 
funding, according to daycare 

The center will have problems 
operating at the same level with 
no room for improvements or 
expansion, said Don Waits, a 
CCDC teacher. He said although 
none of the current staff has 
been fired, no additional staff 
will be hired and there wiH be no 
extra funds for educational field 
trips or even the mid-morning 
juice time, which had to be cut 
out the center's offerings. 

The main purpose of the 
center, according to Waits, is "to 
help parents here at City 
continue their education without 
having to worry about their 

He said children get a head 
start in training and preparing 
for kindergarten because the 
center helps children learn to use 
educational materials and adapt 
to the learning process. "It is 
important for children to learn 
how to interact with adults and 
other children in order for the 
transition to kindergarden to be 
less tramatizing." 

Karen Simmons, the president 
of the Parents Association, has 
been organizing fundraisers and 
protests. Recently, the 
Association sponsored a bake 
sale to rent buses for a field trip 

to Half Moon Bay so that the 
children could see a pumpkin 

Simmons also organized a 
group of parents who went to 
Sacramento in the begining of 
June to demonstrate against the 
cutbacks. Simmons said "the 
best kind of support that will 
help the center is parents 
voicing their opinions." 

She added: "The need for the 
center is too great, and parents 
participation is needed to keep it 
going. The cutback issue is 
important, but children are most 
important issue because they are 
our fondation for the future." 

The center has been receiving 
funds from the San Francisco 
Unified School District 
(SFUSD) since 1975. Every 
fiscal year, beginnig in July, 
there is a cost of living increase 
of about five percent, said Waits. 
This year, the center only got a 
one percent increase. 

Although this year the center 
was able to receive additional 
funding from Superintendent 
Ramon Cortinas to make up the 
difference for this fiscal year, it 
can not count on these funds to 
become permanent fixtures on 
the center's budget, added 
Waits. Cortinas made-up the 
difference from general state 
funds, so that the center could 
maintain its present operating 
level until the end of the fiscal 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Despite recent complaints 
from some members of the 
Drama Department, City 
College is free of any asbestos 
hazards, according to campus 

Dr. Charles Collins, facilities 
and planning director, said 
asbestos fibers floating around 
the City College campus are non- 
existent. "We have taken a pro- 
active stance in dealing with 
asbestos," he said, adding, "our 
maintenance people are trained 
to spot any problems." 

Some members of the drama 
department costume room were 
concerned that a number of 
steam pipes that have an 
underlining of asbestos may be a 
danger. The pipes extend 
throughout the room at a height 
of eight feet. But, according to 
Collins, the pipes are quite safe. 
"There is asbestos in the pipe 
lining, but it is harmless." 

Several months ago, Collins 
and Scott McAllister, an 
enviromental hygenist from 
CALOSHA. inspected the 
building and found absolutely 
no problems with airborne 
asbestos. McAllister recommen- 
ded that duct tape could be 
added to the ends of the pipe as 
an added safety precaution. 

Asbestos is a natural element 
commonly used in buildings as 
insulation. While asbestos is not 
dangerous as a whole element, 
asbestos fibers have been 
declared a health hazard if 

Because of this danger, 
asbestos is being removed from 
exposed areas in some buildings. 
Continued inhalation of 
asbestos _co_ul-d lead to 
asbestosis, a disease that 
attacks the upper respiratory 
tract, according to state health 

Don Cate, drama department 
chairperson, said concern over 
asbestos in the costume room 
was an "unfounded fear." Cate 
said that the pipes were not an 
area of concern when the drama 
building was inspected by 
McAllister. "CALOSHA found 
some other problems which we 
have since corrected," Cate said. 

Collins and Dr. John Sen 
returned to the building on 
Wednesday, November 13, after 
hearing of a possible problem 
with pipes. But Collins said 

photo by Steve Erickson 

Public safety a top priority; 
campus cops issue warnings 

By Mark Chung 

How safe is City College? 

"We have a lesser amount of 
crime than San Francisco," said 
City College Police Chief Gerald 
DeGirolamo. "We don't have a 
lot of violent crime." 

However, one of the most 
frequent crimes on the City 
College campus is petty theft. 
According to DeGirolamo, 15-20 
thefts are reported each 
semester. He said the most 
frequent places where the thefts 
occur are in the library, the 
cafeteria, the South Gym, and 
the track. 

DeGirolamo warned students 
to "keep close tabs on their 
belongings. Do not leave books 
(or other personal items) 
unattended because there are 
opportunists around." 


Two vehicles and two 
motorcycles have been reported 
stolen this semester, said 
DeGirolamo. To prevent your 
motorcycle or bicycle from being 
stolen, it should always be 
locked in the railings provided in 
Parking lots "A," "F," and by 
Bungalow 303, he added. 
Bicycles should be locked in the 
bicycle racks located by the 
student Union and in front of 
Bungalow 201. 

According to DeGirolamo, a 
citadel or kryptonite lock should 

be used. At the very least, he said 
use a heavy chain 3/8" alloy or 
cable and a good padlock with a 
shackle of 3/8". 

DeGirolamo said each 
semester about six vehicles are 
reported broken into. "We 
arrested a neighborhood 
individual who had been 
suspected of breaking into cars," 
said DeGirolamo. "He was 
consistently around the North 
Gym and South Gym." He said 
the suspect was caught with 
stolen property from a car, 
which was identified by the 

DeGirolamo said students 
should "lock vehicles and don't 
leave anything in plain view 
inside vehicles." 

He added: "Be alert of your 
surroundings and report any 
suspicious situations to campus 

According to DeGirolamo, 
full-time public safety officers 
patrol the campus on a 24-hour, 
seven-day-a-week basis. 

If you ever feel unsafe about 
walking to and from your class 
and car, the campus police also 
offer an escort service for 
students and faculty, said 
DeGirolamo. The service is a 
move to thwart assaults which 
average five to six per 
semester, he added. 

continued on back page 

Rams ripped 
off during 
football game 

By Jim De Gregorio and 
Tony Hayes 

An estimated $4,000 worth of 
personal items, including cash 
and jewelry were stolen from the 
City College football team's 
locker room during their game 
Saturday against San Jose City 

City College Police Gerald 
DeGirolamo said sometime 
during the game against the 
visiting Jaguars someone broke 
into the Rams locker room and 
cut off the locks of several 
players lockers. Head coach 
continued on back page 

Exposed pipes in costume room are said to be free from asbestos. Duct tape around pipe ends helps prevent leakage. 

there has been no exposure of 
asbestos from the steam pipes. 
Collins said the pipes are coated 
with a plastic coating to prevent 
any escape of fibers. 

In addition, tape has been 
added to the pipe ends to ensure 
their safety. The possibility of 
any asbestos escaping into the 
air in the costume room is an 
outside one at best, according to 

"You'd have to bang on them 
with a hammer to break the seal, 
and then set up a fan in the room 
to spread out any fibers," Collins 

Collins added that there are no 
asbestos dangers on the City 
College campus. 

But according to George 
Shaw, an administrator in the 
facilities and planning 

Student Council 
seats up for 
grabs Dec. 9-10 

By Harry Teague 

For City college students who 
would like to vie for student 
government office, that 
opportunity to canvass for votes 
begins November 19, according 
to Election Commissioner Ross 

Candidates for president, vice- 
president, and 14 positions for 
the student council are being 
sought, said Beard. But to 
qualify, a student must carry at 
least a "C" grade point average 
and have at least a 10-unit load. 

When asked what students 
needed to know about election 
procedures Beard outlined the 

1) Nov. 19, at 8 a.m. begins the 
official start of electioneering. 
You may pick up your campaign 
packets at the Student Union. 
You must file your petitions by 
Dec. 2, at 4 p.m.; 

2) A petition is the signatures 
of at least 15 students, 
accompanied with their student 
I.D. numbers; 

3) You may run for president of 
the student council, provided 
that you have completed 24 units 
by next semester, and have 
attended City College fewer 
than six semesters. Also you 
may run as vice-president, 
which has the same qualifi- 
cations as president; 

4) You can team up with other 
candidates and form a slate as 
long as you don't use the name of 
a party which has run 
previously and your slate 
adhears to the financial rules; 

5) Spending limits are $75 for 
president, $50 for all other 
candidates, and $250 for party 

6) Election days are Dec. 9-10. 

7) Commissioner Beard and 
the election committee will 
decide on the interpretation and 
enforcement of the rules, though 
you may appeal. Ask Com- 
missioner Beard if you're not 
sure about anything - ignornace 
of the rules will be no excuse if 
you're disqualifed. A candidate 
will receive a campaign packet 
intended to make all aware of 
the rules. Some important 
considerations will include the 
approval of posters, campaign 
funding, and the buying of 

department, there are "potential 
problems" with asbestos on 
campus. At press time, the 
Governing Board of the 
Community College District was 
set to vote on allocating $30,000 
to contract the Asbestos 
Advisory Association for the 
removal of asbestos from the 
North and South Gyms, as well 
as, the district office. 

Shaw said that because of the 
"great magnitude" of asbestos 
on virtually all California 

Community College campuses, 
state funding is slow to be put 
into action. Shaw's remarks 
contradicted Collins' early 
contention that City College was 
• asbestos-free. 

Shaw said the removal of the 
asbestos from the gymnasium 
should begin sometime in the 
spring. He said that at this time 
students are in no danger of 
coming into contact with the 
asbestos. The asbestos, he said, 
is in the boiler room where only 
maintenance workers go. 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 

Dudley Carter's "The Beast" 
gets festive CCSF unveiling 

By Mark Chung 

The northwest has Big Foot, 
but City College has the 

The "Beast," a hand carved, 
redwood statue by sculptor 
Dudley Carter was unveiled 
inside Conlan Hall on Nov. 17. 

Standing approximately six 
feet in height and four feet in 
width, the "Beast" appears to 
contain two animals-a four- 
legged creature with its head 
facing up, and an owl at the base 
of the statue. The two-toned 
brown statue will be a 
permanent fixture next to E200 
in Conlan Hall, according to 
Gloria Barcojo, secretary to City 
College President Carlos 

"The 'Beast' was sculptured at 
Porter College at the University 
of California in Santa Cruz in 
1983," said art instructor Rick 
Rodrigues. "It took two to three 
days. The piece was given to 
City College by Dudley Carter 
the last time he was here." 

According to Ramirez, he first 
approached Carter two years 
ago about donating the "Beast," 
which was in storage at the 
district office on Gough Street. 

Carter, who was on hand for 
the unveiling, last visited City 
College in early 1983 when he 
restored the "Ram," another of 
his statues located on the first 
floor in Conlan Hall. 

While here, Carter will be 
supervising work on restoration 
of the "Goddess of the Forest," 
the third of his statues on 
campus. It will be erected in a 
flower bed next to the College 
Theatre, according to English 
and Humanities instructor 
Masha Jewett. 

Carter, who is 95, was flown in 
from Seattle, Washington. He 
arrived in San Francisco on 
November 13 and will be here for 
about three weeks. He is staying 
with Jewett. 

In conjunction with the 
unveiling of the "Beast," the 
film "Dudley Carter" by Abbey 
Sher, was shown. 


With his ax, Carter has carved 
hundreds of redwood trunks into 
masterful totems. His art pieces 
decorate schools, museums, and 
shopping centers along the West 
Coast, said Rodrigues. 

"Some of the largest redwood 
trees that are known have been 
saved and donated to Dudley 
Carter," added Rodrigues. "In 
fact, one tree was so large that it 
took two trains to get it out of a 
gully. The two engines actually 
came off the tracks and rolled 
down the hill. It was a gigantic 
redwood about 30 or 40 feet 



1939, Carter visited the 

World's Fair on Treasure Island 
and participated in the "Art- 
for-Action" exhibit. "Diego 
Rivera (Mexican muralist) was 
brought in to do a mural," said 
Rodrigues. "There he saw 
Dudley Carter carving the 'Ram' 
and the 'Goddess of the Forest.' 
Rivera was so impressed at 
watching this man working in 
the ways of the Indians, using 
natural hand tools, rather than 
modern tools, that he decided to 
make Carter the focal point of 
the 'Pan-American Unity' mural 
that is on display in the Little 

When Carter was here in 1983, 
he said he "felt a responsibility 
to come back to restore the 'Ram' 
because Diego placed a lot of 
importance on it in his mural." 

Carter, himself, is in the mural 
three times. Both Carter and 
Rivera dedicated their art pieces 
from the World's Fair to City 


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Leave 'em kids alone 

A Tennesse Dietrict court is setting a dangerous precedent in 
ruling that certain schools violate fundamentalist children's First 
Amendment rights in letting these students read textbooks which 
offend their religious beliefs. 

The decision also requires schools to allow children to "opt out" of 
reading courses dealing with what fundamentalists consider 
offensive materials and instead study at home. Such a ruling not 
only opens the door for other religious groups to file similar lawsuits, 
it also defeats the purpose of public education and rots the 
foundations of a free-thinking society. 

The case stemmed from Evangelical objections to textbooks 
which allegedly promote, among other ideas, pacifism, feminism 
and humanism, but do not give creationism and other 
fundamentalist ideas their due. 

A similar trial is in progress in Mobile, Alabama. The Mobile 
plaintiffs claim that textbooks which remove all references to any 
religion is, in effect, espousing one: secular humanism, a belief 
system that is more scientific, rational, and evidence-based in 
testing theories. 

The consequences of the ruling can be enormous. If a religious 
group is allowed to remove from the reading list any textbook it 
finds offensive, what prevents another from doing the same thing? 
Clearly, the result is an incoherent curriculum consisting of 
fragmented ideas. Students will then leam only of things their 
parents think they ought to learn. 

Equally harmful is the systematic deletion of all references to 
religion in the elementary-school history textbooks. Wary of 
potential controversy, publishers downplayed religion so much that 
Thanksgiving became a mere social festivity among the Pilgrims 
and Indians. 

Public schools must be safeguarded from fundamentalists, 
secular humanists, or any particular group attempting to infuse the 
schools with their sectarian, one-dimensional beliefs. If a school is 
to broaden a student's perspective, it needs to present opposing 
points of view. 

If the Tennesse ruling is allowed to stand, will Jewish, Buddhist, 
and atheist students be given the same privileges as the 
fundamentalists? What is to become of the standard, public-school 
curriculum as we know it? On the other hand, will the systematic 
removal of all religious mentions simply be "bad history," as 
publishers claim? 

Young minds become sharp when unhindered by extreme 
prejudice on one end and extreme cautiousness on the other. 
Tennessee and Alabama students deserve more respect from their 
parents, educators, and judges. 

Dear Editor. 

I would like to advise your readers 
to take the statements that question 
the Administration's concern with 
educational quality with something 
much larger than a grain of salt 
20, 1986). Many of those reportedly 
making such accusations are 
members of a group of faculty 
leaders who, in the recent past, have 
supported the dropping of course 
prerequisites merely to increase 
class enrollments or have allowed to 
disappear courses originally set up 
for students with weak reading 

Such actions, designed to serve 
the personal economic and teaching 
interests of some instructors, clearly 
place academic standards at a great 
risk and, much worse still, cruelly 
exploit the large numbers of 
students on our campus with serious 
language problems. 

The head of the ESL department 
referred to such practices as a sin. A 
former head of the foreign language 
department described them as 
"programming students for 

One really does not have to 
approve of everything or even 
anything that the Administration 
does to recognize the double 
standard and hypocrisy of leaders 
who obviously do not represent 
what is most genuinely academic 
and decent in the faculty-at-large. 

The people of San Francisco 
should be especially leery of current 
attempts by these same characters 
to encroach upon the hiring rights of 
the Administration. If they succeed, 
they and future groups like them, 
will be in a position to subvert the 
policies made by elected Governing 

Boards and thereby will also be able 
to undermine local, democratic 
control of the college. 

Al Levin e 
Sociology Instructor 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing to thank the 
GUARDSMAN for publishing the 
article about the MUN in your 
November 4th issue. The second 
reason is a section of the article in 
which the reporter quoted a 
spokesperson for the Heritage 

The Foundation has a long 
history of trying to undermine the 
United Nations, including a recent 
effort to convince the Reagan 
Administration to pull outof the UN 

The Heritage Foundation claimed 
that the information used by MUN 
students "tends to glorify the UN." 
The information we use is given to 
us directly from the ambassadors 
and embassies of the countries that 
we represent. 

The whole purpose of the Mun is 
for students to become acquainted 
with the viewpoints of other 
nations. We - students in general - 
are taught only of the views and 
policies of the United States. By 
representing other nations, MUN 
students forget that they are 
Americans and try to present the 
policies of their nations as if they 
were citizens of other countries. 

It is important for students to 
become familiar with global 
problems and policies of other 
nations. This is why the MUN 
exists, and it is for this purpose that 
I encourage interested students to 
join the MUN. 

Jody M. Reeves 


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Care Center is a boon to parents at CCSF 

By Patryc Wiggins 

After classes every Tuesday 
and Thursday at 12:30 p.m., I 
make my way from the Science 
Building to my car parked down 
by the gym. The high sun in the 
clear, fall sky, the noon pause, 
the long stroll, and the 
expansive view of a lively 
campus combine to release my 
thoughts from the immediate to 
seasons of other years. 

My reflections carry me back 
to my years in rural New 
Hampshire of equally lovely 
autumn days, but where I could 
only dream of being a college 
student. During my dozen adult 
years in New Hampshire that 
began when I was a junior in 
high school after my daughter 
was born, my thoughts escaped 
to internal worlds, while 
enduring days that seemed like 
years, behind rewinding 
machines in a woolen mill, then 
behind burring benches and 
drill presses in a machine shop, 
and later behind the vacuum 
cleaners of the houses I cleaned. 

Since coming to the City 
College campus, my commit- 
ment and achievements express 
my gratitude. In the last three 
years, I have attended part-time, 
full-time, evenings, days, 
Saturdays and off-campus. 
After 59 completed units, I have 
maintained a 4.0 GPA. I received 
a faculty and administration 
scholarship last year. 

I run three miles most days on 
the college track. I shower in the 
gym. I have made wide use of the 

Study Center, including the 
Library for independent study, 
the Media Center, and the 
typewriters. When I took 
Anatomy, I used the Bat Lab 
extensively. I eat here. I have 
utilized the Re-entry Womens' 
Program and TOPS. I attend 
lectures and college cultural and 
athletic events. I support the 
various department and 
organization fundraising sales. 
I received free therapy from a 
wonderful Dr. Myrna Holden at 
the CampuB Health Clinic. I 
read The Guardsmaji tho- 
roughly and stay abreast of the 
affairs that may affect the 
quality of education at City 
College, such as the struggles of 
the Teachers' Union and the 
reservoir issue. I am a member of 
the Campus Parent Association 
and my three-year-old son, 
Ethan, attends the Campus 
Child Development Center. 

It is this last involvement that 
inspires me to so immodestly 
write about my experiences at 
City. The Campus Childcare 
Center is in a financial crisis. It 
is so, specifically, because of 
Deukmejian's fiscal policies of 
the last two years; and 
generally, because of the 
national reactionary character 
of the era. Childcare is a low 
priority in the conscience of this 

My hope here is to present 
myself as a typical parent/ 
student of the Campus 
Childcare Center. I deserve-we 
deserve-the right to further our 

education. For most of the 
parents of the 106 children, the 
affordable, developmental 
childcare at Campus is the 
single link keeping us here. 

San Francisco's new school 
superintendent is an early 
childhood supporter and is 
taking funds from other budget 
areas this fiscal year to keep 
campus and other childcare 
centers afloat. The Parent 
Association is also doing its own 
fundraising - our latest effort is 
"Wings and Things," a chicken 
lunch special on November 20 
here on campus. Even with these 
efforts the Center is heavily in 
the red with prospects 
worsening for next year. 

Many of the parent/students 
are single mothers. I am 
married, but I work 40 hours a 
week at two part-time jobs- 
mornings when I am not in 
school and evenings and 
weekends when my husband, 
daughter or child exchange 
sitters who can watch Ethan. 
Such juggling of schedules and 
networking with friends and 
relatives-that is required for 
any adult family member of the 
unprivileged class to attend 
college. The challenge is met. 

We don't complain when 
opportunity exists. But if the 
Child Care Center closes, for 
many of us, the opportunity 

(Editor's Note: Patryc Wiggins is 
a fine arts and women's studies 
major at CCSF.) 

Let's share that holiday spirit 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

There are varying reasons 
why people are homeless and 
hungry, but none are 
justifiable. How can our 
government be blind to the 
basic human needs of shelter, 
food and clothing of its 

If there is a cry from 
Nicaragua for arms and aid, 
the call is heeded; yet the poor 
of America are neglected. 
Isn't it sad to know there are 
people eating out of garbage 
cans, while our government is 
destroying surplus wheat and 
paying farmers to stop 
producing crops? 

How can the government 
justify the billions of dollars 
in foreign aid to other 
countries in the name of 
national security when many 
of our people are not secure in 
their own country and homes? 

People assume that most 
poor people are lazy and that 
they're getting what they 
deserve, but I find it hard to 
believe that any woman or 

man would choose to sleep in 
the park or wait in line hoping 
and praying that he or she 
may be one of the lucky few 
who gets to eat tonight. 

During the holiday season, 
while most people are trying 
to decide what to cook for the 
holiday meal or what to buy 
their loved ones, the only 
thing on the mind of the 
hungry and homeless is 
whether they will live through 
the night. 

I don't want you to feel 
guilty because that won't help 
you nor them. I want you to 
help them so that you may 
offer back to these people their 
identities and lives that are 
practically nonexistent while 
the homeless are living on the 

The Guardsman is 
conducting a fundraiser on 
Thursday, December 4th at 
the I-Beam. The party starts 
at 5 p.m. with food, dancing, 
entertainment and special 
surprise guests. 

The price is a mere $35 a 

ticket. You may be saying no 
way, that's too much, but 
remember the reason for this 
party. No, it's not that you 
may party with some famous 
people, but for that rewarding 
feeling one gets for doing a 
deed to help the many who are 
less fortunate. 

Imagine, for the price of one 
ticket you will feed a homeless 
or hungry person for the rest 
of the week. 

It would be very hypo- 
critical of a person to gawk at 
the $35 and then cite 
insufficient funds, and then 
turn around and spend $150 
on an evening dress for the 
Christmas ball or $200 on a 
new car stereo. 

Remember, the tickets go on 
sale Monday, November 24th 
at The Guardsman office 
and at the KCSF radio 
station. For ticket infor- 
mation contact May Taqi- 
Eddin, Flo Gayoga or Dana 
Galloway at 239-3444. 

Please help us to help others 
make this a joyous holiday 
season for one and all. 



By Timothy Williams 

As the media continues 
deluge us with drug e 
(before drugs they were 
abuse, runaways, and 
children; remember them?), 
plight of America's hi L 
education system is bei 

In case you haven't g< 
past the cover stories on 
increase in the use of crack 
the latest cocaine deaths, 
might come as a suprise to 
that higher education is 
serious trouble, and is in 
better shape than it was w! 
President Ronald Reagd 
proposed to cut federal finandJ 
aid and guaranteed loans ; 
students by $2.3 billion, which! 
about 25 percent of the w! 

The Administration m 
also like to limit the total 
student can collect from feda 
aid programs to $4,000. 
American Council of Educate 
(ACE) estimates that as ma 
as 430,000 students will 
their aid reduced by an aver 
of $1,200, and that three-fou 
of the cutbacks will come : 
families that make beld 
$25,000 a year. Pell Gr 
direct loans, and subsid 
employment are also targets 
for drastic cutbacks. 


It is incredibly short-sighh 
of the administration that i 
U.S., in the midst of a 1c 
battle for both foreign 
domestic markets with 
highly sophisticated nations i 
the Pacific Rim, is pic 
education as a place to 
severe cuts. The truth of 
matter is that without a stron 
system of higher education, I 
U.S. has no chance of cat 
up with its economic rivals in t 
Far East because we simp 
won't be able to produce 
number of scientists 
researchers that are needed I 
stay competitive. 

Obviously, the Admii 
tion is looking for quick, 
good solutions while casus 
ignoring the fact that they i 
sinking the country into 
serious decline that will 
conveniently blamed on thenB 
Democratic Administration. 

The higher education sysfc 
is, in fact, paying the price fori 
federal deficit it didn't create^ 
Since 1980 the federal deficit! 
more than doubled and high 
education's slice of the bud 
dropped almost 20 percent 


While the administratis 
talks of "fairness." anq 
Secretary of Education Willis* 
Bennett (who must pride himsa| 
on being a human quolr 
machine, and who depended i 
financial aid to pay his w« 
through shcool) claims th» 
students need only to undergo, 
"divestiture of certain sor 
stereo divestiture, three-we 
at-the-beach divestiture,' 
real sufferers will be the 
and disadvantaged studenW 
who depend on packages o 
loans, grants, and jobs I 
shoulder the burden of the costo 
their education. 

Federal financial ai«l 
programs have given millions tf | 
students, who by the accident* 
birth would not have otherwis 
had the opportunity, to go ■ 
college. Even if they. <M*\ 
graduate and live happily evw 
after, they at least had shots * 
getting a college education arrf 
the lasting benefits of learnin»| 


The fallout from the Reag 
Administration's policy 
already started as the cost' 
higher education rises an ".J< 
aid programs are cut * v 
suprisingly, the biggest 1 
are the ethnic minorities, w" 
each year are attending colwj 
in fewer and fewer numbers^ 

One can't help but think J 
there might be fewer 
smoking crack, fewer n>* 
beating their wives, and w* 
missing children, if }° 
Administration emphastf^ 
education, which could after ev- 
help solve these problems, »■ 
get America competitive aga 1 " 
in the world market 


NOV. 20 - DEC. 4, 1986 

/ Nil RIAINMI ! & 

McCarthy is no stranger to musicscene Masters is Live on 1Q5 

photo by Marge Smarts 

Charlie McCarthy playing at a recent gig. 

Woodentops and Smithereens 
invade San Francisco 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Two of the hottest, albeit 
relatively unknown rock acts 
brought their muscial fireworks 
to San Francisco last week. 

The Woodentops, a five 
piece outfit from England blew 
into town last Monday and tore 
up the I-Beam. The group, which 
receives heavy airplay on 
college radio station KUSF, 
opened their set with "Well, 
Well, Well," a hard driving 
pumping song that lifted the 
mostly native San Franciscan 
crowd up and didn't let them 
down for nearly an hour. 
The Woodentops drummer, 
a lanky incarnation of Keith 
Moon, drove the band with his 
rapid fire pounding throughout 
the show. The Tops combine the 
sound of a post-punk hardcore 
group ala Husker Du, with the 
stark melody of an Aztec 
Camera. Singer-keyboardist 
Alice Johnson's voice soothes 
the rather loud and frantic lyrics 
of lead singer Milo. 

While most of the crowd was 
intent on enjoying the show, 
some members decided that the 
Woodentops show was a 
perfect way to drag slam- 
dancing out of the grave. 
Surprisingly, few of the 
"hardcore" dancers part- 
icipated. It appeared that the 
sweater-clad college students 
were the ones who thought slam- 
dancing was the perfect way to 
show their appreciation of the 
show. It is hoped that by the time 
the Wooden Tops receive what 
will be much deserved 
recognition, they will lose some 
of their preppies as followers. 


Saturday night saw the 
Smithereens tear out a 
permanent niche in the San 
Francisco music scene. In a 
show that had to follow the 
fireworks of the Bay Bridge 
celebration earlier in the 
evening, the Smithereens 
surely rose to the occasion. 

Their opening songs left some 
in the crowd if this wasn't just a 
on-hit band, but soon the searing 
guitars took over and the 
Smithereens never looked 
back. They tore through an hour 
long set combining the best in 
get-down dance music, with 
some thoughtful acoustic 

The Smithereens rhythm 
section flailed about the stage all 
night, while their lead singer- 
guitartist, kept the band from 
from literally leaving the stage. 
The set snowballed faster and 
faster through songs that 
hallmark the band's three year 
career, and ended with their 
current hit, "Blood and Roses." 
As good as the set was, the 
Smithereens' encore was well 
worth the price of admission. 
After a short break, the band 
came back on stage to 
thunderous applause to the 
chords of The Who's classic, 
"The Seeker." From there they 
tore into the old Buddy Holly 
stand by, "Not Fade Away" and 
right into the theme from 

By the time the Smithereens 
are surely a band to be reckoned 
with, and we should be hearing 
plenty more from this power 
qartet in the very near future. 

New Order leaves audience mystified 

Playing with jazz greats like 
Bobby Hutcherson is nothing 
new for accomplished musician 
Charlie McCarthy, a City 
College woodwind teacher for 10 
years. When Hutcherson, the 
famous vibist was joined by the 
faculty jazz ensemble to open the 
Performing ArtB Series in 
September, McCarthy was the 
man behind the tenor saxo- 

McCarthy's career highlight 
was as featured soloist during a 
one-year tour with Lena Home. 
McCarthy played behind 
Gladys Knight, The Temp- 
tations, Aretha Franklin, 
and the Four Tops at the Circle 
Star Theater where he worked 
for seven years. Before his 
touring days with the Beach 
Boys, Jessie Colin Young, 
and the musical "Grease," 
McCarthy won the top 
Downbeat scholarship to 
Berkeley College of Music in 
Boston, where he studied for one 

McCarthy was drawn to the 
tenor sax as long as he can 
remember. "When I was 
growing up in the 50's, I loved 
Little Richard and Fats 
Domino. They both had 
saxophone sections - two or 
three tenors and a baritone with 
this big rhythm and blues tenor 
sound. The tenor was always the 
soloist. Milton Hopkins of 
Milton Hopkins and the 
Upsetters, Little Richard'? 
backup group, was wonderful. 

When his father, a profession- 
al musician, asked him what he 
wanted to play, 13-year-old 
McCarthy didn't hesitate to say, 
"the saxophone." His father 
followed traditional custom by 
having him study the clarinet 
first because it was more 

"I played clarinet for two 
years and got nowhere because I 
didn't like it. Finally, when I was 
15, he let me have a saxophone 
and it was all over because I 
loved the saxophone." 

According to McCarthy, 
motivation is the key. "When 
people come to me, I say play the 
instrument you like the most." 


McCarthy knew he wanted to 
make his living playing music. 
"My father was right about 
what I'd have to do - double on 
clarinet, flute, and saxophones, 
and read really well." 

A one-day stint in a real estate 
office ended with a call to tour 
the West Coast and Hawaii with 
Van Morrison. That was the 
last time McCarthy has 
considered making money doing 
anything else besides music. 

McCarthy plays with the 49er 
Band and other groups 
including Dick Crest's Big 
Band, Craig Sherwood's 
Band, and Larry Dunlap. In 
the summer, he joins the S.F. 
Symphony for pop concerts 
when they need a sax. 

McCarthy plans to write more 
music and enjoy music more. 
"That aspect of this business is 
great. ..when you can play with 
musicians you really love." 


By May Taqi-Eddin 

The Disease: Radio Blues. 

The Symptoms: Anxiety, 
boredom, and nausea. 

The Cause: Boring, un- 
imaginative radio. 

You've got the disease, now 

meet the cure LIVE 105 and 

Steve Masters. 

Although no one at the radio 
station will admit it, KITS has 
gone through a format change. 
Gone are the days of radio 
boredom because KITS has now 
added the likes of Jene Loves 
Gezebl, Nik Kershaw and other 
acts that were once only played 
on college and alternative radio 

One of the catalysts in the 
format change was Steve 
Masters who is now the music 


Masters is no new comer to 
alternative or imaginative 
radio. Masters was responsible 
for the "Modern Music Hour," a 
one hour show that showcased 
the up and coming artists, as 
well as introduced Americans to 
what was hot in Europe. 

Masters is an adventerous 
soul. At 13, Masters ran away 
from home taking his little 
brother with him; they 
hitchhiked across the country. 
At 14, he got a job in Germany 
that lasted approximately one- 

At 15, Masters moved to 
Manchester, Mass. where he 
attended and graduated from 
Manchester High. After high 
school, Masters took two years 
to ride his motorcycle around the 

Later, Masters attended 
Emerson College in Boston 
where he got his first 
broadcasting job. 

"Our school had two radio 
stations, one AM and one FM 
and I worked at both of them. I 
was the news director at the FM 
station," said Masters. 

Masters' big break came when 
he had a summer internship at a 
local news station. "One night I 
stayed late at the station when 
an earthquake happened. I 
called up people to get their 

photo by Steve Erickson 

Masters doing what he does best, 
reactions, I called to find out how 
much the quake registered on 
the Richter Scale, and I put 
together a news story with 
sound and great stories. In the 
morning, we were the only 
station who had a story like that, 
bo I was hired as the afternoon 
news editor." 

In his third year in college, 
Masters had a radio show on 
WERS that mixed pop, top 40, 
and soul. The show was so 
popular that he was hired for 
weekend programming at 
WILD, an urban station, said 


Upon graduation, Masters 
was news director for a local 
television station. But after- 
wards, with a BA in Broadcast 
Journalism in hand, Masters 
was offered a job as a 
news reporter and a weekend an- 
chor at a television station in 
Portland, Maine, as well as pro- 
gram director for a private radio 
station in London. 

Being adventurous Masters 
also accepted an offer to fly 
down to Port Lauderdale, 
Florida to set up the ship. 

"On November 1st, we set sail 
aboard a two-hundred foot, old 
cargo ship, " said Masters. "It 

was the worst part of my life. At 
times, there were thirty to forty 
foot swells. I spent a whole week 
straight in bed." 

After a month and a half, the 
ship docked in the Azores 
Islands, just off of Ireland to 
make the final preperations on 
the ship. On January 1st, 
Masters and crew took to the 

"We played mostly English 
music, with some German and 
some American. We went in as 
an alternate station, because 
most stations in England are 
regulated by 'needle time.' 
Needle time was how long Dj's 
were allowed to have a needle on 
a record. They mostly talked 
intead of playing music," he 

After nine and a half months, 
Masters left England and ended 
up working at KSTN, a top 40 
station in Stockton. A short 
while later, he was hired on 
KITS to do weekends. 

The rest is radio history, as 
Masters moved from weekend Dj 
to full-time DJ to music Director. 

Asked what he thinks is the 
new format at KITS, Masters 
said: "If anyone wants to know 
what's going on, just turn on the 
radio to Live 105 and find out." 


Clar gives a memorable performance 

By Timothy Williams 

Why do young people wear 

The answer to that question 
can be found listening to the 
melancholy music of Joy 
Division, and New Order, the 
band that rose from Joy 
Divion's ashes after lead singer 
Ian Curtis committed suicide. 
New Order's recent sold-out 
show at the Berkeley Com- 
munity Theater was attended in 
good part by young people, clad 
in black, who managed to dance 
despite the music's pervading 

The anguish in the songs of 
New Order is in response to the 
frustrations to the failing of 
punk, but even the band realizes 
the shortcomings of singing 
about despair, and have since 
mixed-up their music with 
lighter, more pop-sounding 
songs. Instead of playing songs 
like "Blue Monday," which has 
to be a little depressing for the 
band to perform night after 
night, New Order is better- 
suited performing tunes like 

their alternative radio hits 
"Perfect Kiss," and "Bizarre 
Love Triangle," which were the 
songs that received the best 
audience reaction of the 


With the ethereal quality of 

the band's music, Bernard 

Summer's spooky vocals, and 

the limited interaction between 

band and audience, New Order 

remained something of an 

enigma. It didn't help that some 

members of the group were 

hidden behind huge speakers, 

and at times you couldn't tell 

whether the music was being 

produced by drummer or by a 

drum machine, or whether the 

vocals were coming from the 

lead singer or from a tape 

machine. Most of the audience 

didn't seem to mind however 

(although a few could be seen 

leaving early), and remained in 

a trance for the length of the 

short show. 

After the band come back and 
performed what seemed to be a 
reluctant encore, they left, and 
the lights came on, leaving the 
audience wondering, and alone. 

McCarthy enjoys the control 
of studio work. "You can get the 
exact balance in your head- 
phones - turn the base up, turn 
the drums down, add a little 
highs to the piano and get 
everything so it sounds exactly 
the way you need it and then fit 
your sound into that." 

McCarthy adds: "For me, 
that's about 70 or 80% of what 
makes the music happen - 
balancing my sound against the 
rest of the band." 

You can hear McCarthy on 
dozens of albums including Taj 
Mahal, Vic Damone, The 
Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, 
and the Full Faith and Credit 
Big Band 

Playing and recording with 
Canoneo, a latin-jazz fusion 
group, is McCarthy's most 
enjoyable and challenging 
work. Their second album, 
Desperately Seeking Fusion, 
with McCarthy's "Brazilian 
Bedouin," will be in record stores 

Canoneo performs for their 
record release party at Kimball's 
on November 28 and 29. Come 
and hear them celebrate. 

By Marc Jefferson 

It was an hour of warmth on a 
cold day. 

"Believe in Love," a solo 
performance of original 
pop/rock songs by Alise Clar, 
was a refreshing break from the 
everyday drudgery that 
students so often contend with. 

Clar's performance was 
strong, with an almost magnetic 
quality. Those students who had 
simply stopped by to see what 
was going on seemed to be 
magically drawn to the nearest 
seat to sit riveted for the entire 

Although the audience that 
attended this lunch hour event 
on November 13th was small, 
Clar's warmth and personal 
style filled the theatre, and the 
performance took on tbe feeling 
of an intimate afternoon among 
friends. One could not help but 
relax and feel at home in the 
presence of this multi-talented 

Alise Clar's performance 
consisted of a wonderful blend of 
"reflective musical arrange- 
ments, poetry, and a dance piece. 
All the material was original, 
giving Clar a chance to show her 
talent, as well as share her 
thoughts and feelings about the 
process of learning to love. 

These were not your usual 
generic, top-forty tunes of a rock 
star's latest break up-not by a 
long shot. Songs such as "Just 
Another Mistake" and "Cross- 
road (Of Your Life)" were not 
only displays of Clar's talent as 
a strong songwriter and 
performer, but also examples of 
the openness and intimacy that 
she shares with her audience. 

The message was something 
that Clar had obviously dealt 
with on a deep level, in a variety 
of relationships, and had 
applied to her own growth 
process. Clar's concert had a 
sincerity and maturity to it that 
one could not help but reflect on. 


After a dazziling performance 
of piano playing and singing, 
Clar did an intriguing dance 
number that she had choreo- 
graphed to "Another Place in 
Time," a song she had recorded 
with her now defunct band, 

At a time when most of the 

mainstream pop/rock music 
could essentially consist of 
different tunes set to the same 
old lyrics, it's nice to find 
someone who rises above what 
sells and tells how she sees (or in 
this case, feels) it. One can 
expect to see more of Alise Clar- 
she has the talent and integrity 
to rise above the norm. 

NOV. 20 - DEC. 4, 1986 


bv. 21 



Focus On . . . Jeanne Hallacy 

Jeanne Hallacy 

By Timothy Williams 

At age 25, Jeanne Hallacy has 
lived the kind of life that they 
make movies about. 

Hallacy, a 1983 graduate of 
City College, has learned a lot 
since her formal education 
ended and she embarked on a 
dangerous trip to the Philippine 
underground as a photographer 
with the New People's Army 
(NPA), the military wing of the 
Communist Party in the 
Philippines. She has first-hand 
knowledge of the horrors of war 
and the people it affects 
disproportionately-the political- 
ly ana geographically isolated 
group of people called peasants. 


To help support herself 
through Bchool, Hallacy worked 
with Asian refugees in the 
Tenderloin. "I was interested in 
photography," she said, "and I 
wanted to go into photo- 
journalism, but what I was 
really after were real journalistic 

She didn't have to wait long 
for her wish to come true. "A few 
months after I graduated, I 
hopped on a plane that was 
headed to Bangkok with the 
intention of working in the 
refugee camps in Thailand." A 
stopover in Manila, however, 
turned into a 15-month stay. 


Through her work, Hallacy 
was soon working in "critical 
zones," a name the government 
gave to areas where there is a lot 
of guerilla activity. "It was not 
only very dangerous," she said, 
"but also illegal, and military 
intelligence was very watchful 
of journalists." 

Because of her activity, 
Hallacy has been labeled by 
many as a communist, and she 
has also been charged with 
working against the govern- 
ment of Cory Aquino. But, she 
says, these charges couldn't be 

farther from the truth. 

"I don't adhere to any 'ism' or 
any defined ideology," Hallacy 
said. "I was not what could be 
called sympathetic to thr> 
communist party; if I wai 
sympathetic to anyone, it was to 
the Philippine people who were 
suffering from poverty, 
oppression, military hostility, 
and human rights abuses." 


On her first trip to the 
Philippines, the government of 
Ferdinand Marcos was in 
control for most of the time, but 
the political exodus of Marcos in 
February 1986 brought about 
change and Cory Aquino to 
power. Aquino immediately 
released 2,000 political prisoners 
including high-ranking leaders 
in the Community Party and an 
additional 461 political 
prisoners later on. 

"The question of how to deal 
with communist insurgency is 
the biggest thorn in the side of 
the United States," said 
Hallacy. "Conservative 
estimates put the number of full- 
time NPA members at between 
20,000 and 22,000, but they have 
a base support of at least 500,000 
sympathizers who are every- 
thing from farmers and teachers 
to medics and gunrunners." 

When Hallacy finally left the 
chaos of the Philippines and 
returned to the U.S., she spent 

all of 1985 attempting to go back. 
Hallacy returned and she said 
she was quickly caught up 
directly in the struggle. Through 
arrangements. Hallacy was 
assigned to one of the NPA- 
controlled villages that are 
called "liberated zones." "The 
people in these villages were by 
any standard, dirt poor," she 
said. "There were no doctors and 
disease ran rampant." 


"I watched the peasants being 
taught to grow and use herbs for 

medicine, use fertilizer for 
higher crop production, and I got 
a chance to see a place where the 
NPA manufactures its own 
weapons-everything from anti- 
aircraft missiles and grenades to 
12-gauge fifles." 

Hallacy also went out with 
fighting units, and, on one 
occasion, came under fire from a 
government helicopter. 

"There had been a govern- 
ment offensive in a village that 
was about two villages away 
from where I was," she said. 
'They used aerial bombings and 
burned houses, but it turned out 
to be the wrong village." 

She added: "Later when a 
helicopter spotted us on a hill, it 
opened-fire with howitzers, and 
while I was running, I dislocated 
my ankle and had to be carried." 
The next morning, Hallacy was 
secretly moved out of the village 
by a farmer, and, four days later, 

Photo by Jeanne Hallacy 

A villager's house is used as a message point for members of the CPP's 
military wing — the New People's Army in the southern Philippines. 

"1 was waitressing 63 hours a 
week, and went from editor to 
editor only to have the door 
slammed in my face every time," 
she said. "People didn't think 
the situation in the Philippines 
was important and I didn't get a 
break until some people from the 
Public Broadcasting System 
(PBS) noticed me and financed 
my trip." 

the government launched an all- 
out offensive. 

Two months later, Hallacy 
returned to the United States, 
and, despite predicting that the 
current situation in the 
Philippines might explode into a 
violent confrontation within the 
next six months to a year, 
Jeanne Hallacy is itching to go 


Avoiding bumps and lumps 
at your favorite shows v 

By Marc Jefferson and 
Timothy Williams 

You emerge from the depths 
of the concert hall. Sweat 
blinds your eyes, your ears 
ring, and your body aches. 
At this point, many of us 
wonder just what we were 
doing there in the first place. 
All that hard earned money 
spent on a couple of hours of 
chaos and you feel like hell. 

But, on the other hand, 
there is nothing quite like 
seeing a good band live in 
concert. Let'B face it, a concert 
is a lot more stimulating than 
watching your turntable. So, 
how do you go about enjoying 
a good show without suffering 
the side-effects? 


Rule number one is that 
before you hear the band, 
you've got to stand in line. 
This is an experience unto 
itself. Go ahead, take a look 
around, so you can get a good 
idea of who will be shoving 
you around in the dark once 
you get inside. Don't get too 
absorbed though, that you're 
not ready to dodge the flying 
beer bottles. 

The next task requires 
foresight and some quick 
maneuvering. For some, it is 
the highlight of the evening: 

it's time for the frisk! It's 
amazing what people will try 
to get away with, but fifths of 
gin down the pant leg, bottles 
of wine in hollowed-out bread 
loaves, and cameras tucked' 
under the coat just don't cut it 
anymore. These security 
people are professionals. 
They know their job and have 
no qualms about checking 
every suspicious bulge. 


Next, you are mysteriously 
drawn (or is that someone 
pushing you?) into the center 
of the black hole that is the 
concert hall. Don't panic! 
Those other-worldly sounds 
you are hearing are opening 
bands still learning to play 
their instruments, roadies 
tuning guitars and trying to 
crack the concrete floor with 
bass notes, and 14-year-old 
girls screaming in your ear. 

Remember to watch your 
step. It seems that kids these 
days just can't hold their 
liquor. The constant bank of 
smoke that rises from the 
hands of certain individuals 
may make finding your way 
around difficult, but if it's so 
thick as to shroud your view, 
chances are that after awhile 
you won't mind it at all. If this 

situation gives you a craving 
to find the snack bar, forget it! 
That line is longer than the 
one you suffered through 

Once the headline act 
begins, the big squeeze 
begins, and you are pulled 
towards the left and right 
sides of the stage. This is a 
dangerous position to watch 
the concert because the 
speaker stacks blare out 
music at decibels loud 
enough to make your ears 

Before you know it, the 
show is over, and you go away 
disappointed because unless 
you got up to the front of the 
stage, you probably couldn't 
even see the band. If you were 
lucky enough to see the show, 
you were probably blocking 
everyone else's view, but 
that's the key to concert- 
going, survival. 

So the next time you head 
out to catch your favorite 
band, tuck this issue under 
your arm and read it on the 
bus. We believe that a quick 
review of the above guidelines 
before each concert you 
attend will insure you of 
having safe and happy 
concert experiences for years 
to come. 

The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

With about a month left before 
the winter school break, folks 
around the campus are digging 
in and preparing for the last 
ditch effort to raise their grades. 

Tight jawed, grim faces can be 
seen everywhere; eyes darting 
back and forth under sweating 
brow, searching for answers to 
questions not answered in class, 
but sure to be on the exam. 

The few people I party with 
during the week have stopped 
answering their telephone and 
they avoid me like the plague 
when I'm around. "Sorry, 
Kevyn, I've really got to study." 
No fun there. 

I've even noticed a slight 
change in myself - a bit more of 
the school animal emerging at 
the strangest times. It hasn't 

bewilderment and shame - you 
know, that stare which says "I 
am I doing drinking this beer? I 
should be reading physics." But, 
I do notice I'm reading the 
textbook more than the music 
calendar lately. 



One friend actually agreed to 
go out with me last week. As I 
dragged him kicking and 
screaming from his apartment, I 
tried to rationalize our 
adventure by saying he could 
use the night out as subject 
matter for an upcoming term 

An hour into the rock show we 
were at, I noticed him pull a 
notebook out of his shirt, glance 
frantically at the page, then hide 
it again. The man would not 
loosen up. 

Later, he met up with a woman 
who was doing the same thing. 
She said she appreciated his 
dedication to studying. The two 
disappeared a short while later 
'to study,' leaving me wondering 
if I should have brought my 
political science book. 

Looking around the clufc 
was easy picking out 
students. Every now and th 
someone would lose the rela 
party look on their face to on 
bewilderment and shame 
know that stare that says 1 
should really be at the libra 
researching that final exam."^ j oe ( 

REAL GUILT ftbint 
One woman I recognized froc news. 
City College approached mea**^ 17 . 1 " 
offered to buy me a drink, com in 
declined saying I had to go hon> ca , n ' 
and study because I was behioSf J? c 
in school. After a few minuteso^ 
talking, and me trying to mat M^gg ; 
her feel guilty, she sighed, p B do ^ ma 
down her drink, and left fa ~?. .' 
home to study. At least I carf 8 
save a few other souIb, if not nn ,^ £ 
own. „ ,, 

Backstage at the Jerrjjr . g 
Garcia show a couple 

Mondays ago, everyone I kneil 

t b« 

asked me whether or not I wai * ea 
still in school and how I waf 8 a !? ' 
doing. "Oh, just fine," I'd say. •?", 
study just enough to get by." E* 8 

"The Man" himself stuck hi**™] 
head out around a corner anff™^ 
said: "I never used to study p j 
man. Of course, I n ev«fcQgQ 
graduated either." Anth< 

I wonder what I'd be doingifI'*,j ar [ c " 
wasn't in school. ^ '• 


College radio's new waves 

By Timothy Williams 

Worn out on Wham? Tired of 
Tears for Fears? Heard and 
seen enough of Madonna? 

Well, just don't sit there 
listening, that stuff can cause 
brain damage! All you have to do 
is get up, walk over to the radio, 
and turn the dial to the left. 
Anywhere to the left is fine. 
What you'll hear are the sounds 
of college radio, brought to you 
courtesy of KFJC, KUSF, and 


In the Bay Area, because 
commercial radio is dominated 
by the generic sounds of Top 40 
and Album Oriented Rock 
(AOR) stations, college radio 
has proven to be a bright spot in 
an otherwise dismal scene. Not 
only did college radio dare to 
play music from bands like 
R.E.M. and Run DMC before 
they hit it big commercially, but 
they also introduced Wham, 
Tears for Fears, and 
Madonna to the airwaves long 
before the darlings ot 
commercial radio. 

So, if you're tired of hearing 
the same songs every hour, or 
you want to hear the bands that 
haven't made it to commercial 
radio yet, tune into your local 
college stations. Here's the 


KFJC is broadcast out of 

Foothill Junior College in Los 
Altos. Because of the school's 
location, it is the most difficult of 
the three Bay Area college 
stations for San Francisco 
residents to pick up. 

Like its sister stations, KFJC 
plays mostly "new" music, 
everything from the Smith- 
ereens and Woodentops, to 
the Replacements and 
Husker Du-bands that 
probably wouldn't get played 
anywhere else. 

But unlike the other stations, 
KFJC plays a steady diet of 
heavy metal music and 
broadcasts special-interest 
programs on everything from 
reggae to jazz during primetime 
listening hours, as opposed to 
the other stations, which usually 
broadcast special-interest 
programs either during the 
morning or late at night. 


KUSF, which broadcasts out 
of the University of San 
Francisco, is the most polished- 
sounding of the three stations, 
but like all college stations, it too 
can be very strange. The 
programming generally tends to 
shy away from hard-edged punk 
music, and leans toward more 
melodic new music. 

Because the DJ's have to stick 
closer to something of a format, 

KUSF avoids wide shifts id 
music from one DJ to the nexll 
that hampers the other station!,] 
and, at times, make them almi 
unlis tenable. 

KUSF is at its best on Sundi 
nights when it has a demo 
show (in which unsigni 
unestablished bands can 
their music played on the 
and "The Cutting Edge," ii 
which local record executn 
Howie Klein plays obscure and 
unreleased music. Othei 
highlights are Linda Cham 
pagne's show and Linda Ryan'i 
Friday afternoon slot. 

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Kick the habit, again! 

By Kevyn Clark 

If all the cigarette smokers 
stopped smoking for one day, 
would the tobacco companies go 
bankrupt? Probably not, but it's 
an interesting concept. 

But, so is the concept 
behind the 1986 Great American 

On November 20th, the 
American Cancer Society is 
observing the 10th anniversary 
of the smokeout The rite is " 
upbeat, good natured effort to 
encourage smokers to give up 
cigarettes for 24-hours." 

The goal of the "smokeout" is 
to get at least one in every five 
smokers to give up cigarettes for 
one day. A Cancer Society fact 

sheet says there are an 
estimated 54 million Americans 
still smoking cigarettes, so a 
mere 10.8 million would satisfy 
that goal. It also claims that the 
"1985 Smokeout" prompted 23 
million to quit for the day. 

For serious smokers, this is the 
day of reckoning- a battle of will 
and discipline. Some may not be 
able to face quitting alone, so the 
fact sheet suggests that non- 
smokers adopt a smoker for the 
day and help him or her find 
alternate activites. 

There are countless things to 
do other than smoking. Pick one, 
and join in the fun, (for some, the 
agony), of "The Great American 
Smokeout." Your lungs will love 
you for it 

At 6 p.m. every weekday, a 
strange transformation take* 
place, and the station turns into 
a Chinese radio station, 
broadcasting news and music in 
Mandarin. The switch, done to 
fulfill public service require- 
ments, lasts until 11 p.m., when 
new music programming 


KALX, which broadcasts from 
the University of California at 
Berkeley, is in a word, bizarre! 
But you can't exactly expect 
normalcy when you have DJ's 
named Jayne Air. Bale Bond. 
Gale Warning, Ana Conda, and 
Uhuru Maggot 

KALX's success lies in it* 
musical diversity, and the 
station is definitely an acquired 
taste. The DJ's, especially Bus 
Riley, who was known for his on- 
air ramblings and for having 
loud parties during his show, 
apparently pride themselves ofl 
playing eccentric sets. It is not 
unusual to hear songs by Bob 
Marley, the Circle Jerks, and 
Mac Davis played in success- 

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OV. 20 - DEC. 4, 1986 


Joe Kapp will be in search of a 
b in a few weeks, but that is old 
sws. What is news these days is 
erybody and his brother are 
>ming out with lists of 
indidates to replace the 
dundant coach who was hired 
f Cal athletic director Dave 
laggard in early 1982 to revive 
)rmant football program. 
So in keeping up with the 
adition of fellow journalists, 
;re comes mine: 

1) GEORGE RUSH-The City 
ollege of San Francisco head 
ach tops the list due to his skill 

being an organizational 
ader. He came to CCSF in 1972 
i an assistant coach under then 
>ad coach Dutch Elston, and 
as named head coach in 1977. 
e revived a somewhat lagging 
ogram and he hired able- 
died assistants such as Mike 
irodi in 1979, Dan Parrish, 
180, Ray Greggains, 1982, 
nthony Feliciano, 1983, Larry 
ark, 1985, and Jack Mc Guire 
id Tony Sanchez Corea in 

The highlight of his career 
me in 1983 when he coached 
s team to a Golden Gate 
ampionship. This season his 
am has rolled up a 7-1 overall 
cord and are on the verge of 
nning their second GGC title 
four years. 

is carved out a reputation for 
mself at San Francisco's 
alileo High School. A tough- 
Iking no-nonsense coach, he 
is sent a slew of high school 
ayers on to college football, 
id has a knack of developing 
e finest running backs ever to 
me out of the City. (He could 
obably turn Marc Hicks into a 
eisman Trophy winner). 

A good example of how 
iccessful his teams have been 
his history of Thanksgiving 
ay Championship and playoff 
jpearances. In the past eight 
sare, his teams have reached 
urkey Day six times, winning 
ie classic game three times, 
id he has gone to the playoffs 
dy to lose the other two years. 

JOE SOCHOR-I threw his 
ame in because he tops all other 
Bts and he happens to be a 
ivorite coach of mine. Besides, 
nybody who wins the last 16 
iague titles must have 
)mething good up his sleeve. 

inner Stanford head coach 
ould be a refreshing addition, 
8 well as create enough 
ubulence to knock down a 
bncord jet. In case you are 
nfamiliar with his where- 
bouts, he is currently an 
seiatant coach with the 
linnesota Vikings. 

Wiggin is most famous for 
oaching the John Elway 
uarterbacked team into the 
oldrums of a 6-5 season with no 
owl appearance. To add insult 
) injury, he team lost a sure 
ictory against Cal in the 1982 
lig Game when it was snatched 
ut of his hands via a five lateral 
ickoff return. 

•UARDSMAN Entertainment 
Editor probably does not know 
eans about football, but the 
ialftime shows would be 
x citing to watch. Instead of the 
raditional Cal Band, Taqi- 
^ddin would import groups 
uch as OMD or the Models. She 
'ould be polite to the referees 
Jid officials by using courtesy, 
he would never spit on the 
idelines, and, besides, it is 
[bout time we had our first 
emale football coach. She 
wouldn't do much worse 
ban Kapp has done this season. 

If there is anybody out there 
v ho has two cents worth of 
>rains and is reading this 
»lumn, please write me at City 
-•ollege with your own list of 

candidates," or even one 

candidate" with a small 
^planation of why you think 
fhat person is qualified for the 
lob. Send your list of 

candidates'" to THE 
'.uARDSMAN Bungalow 209, 
;>ty College, 50 Phelan Avenue, 
>an Francisco. CA 94112. 


Fri. Nov. 21 — vs. League playoffs at Chabot, 7:00 p.m. 
Mon.-Tues. Nov. 24-25 - League Playoff at Chabot. 7:00 p.m. 
Tues. Dec. 2 - NOR CLAS, TBA 

Fri. Nov. 21 - vs. "Diablo Valley College at DVC. 7:00 p.m. 

Woman's Basketball 
Wed Nov. 26 - vs. Cabrillo College at CCSF. 6:00 p.m. 
Fri. Nov. 28 — vs. Marin College at CCSF,6:00 p.m. 

Men'B Basketball 
Fri. Nov. 21 — vs. Sacramento City College at CCSF. 7:30 p.m. 
Mon. Nov. 24 - vs. Navy at CCSF. 7:30 p.m. 
Sat. Nov. 29 — vs. Sacramento City College at Sacramento, 7:30 p.m. 

photo fry Mark Bartholoma 

Speedy running back Louie LaDay (1 1) cracked the 1000-yard mark in CCSF's 23-14 loss to San Jose City College with a 142-yard 
rushing performance. 

Rams fall in GGC championship game 

Showdown this week for second place with Diablo Valley 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

The football championship for 
the Golden Gate Conference was 
decided at Ram Stadium last 
Saturday, and, for three 
quarters, it looked like City 
College of San Francisco would 
unseat defending champ San 
Jose City College. 

But with San Jose wearing 
down the Ram defense and the 
Ram offense starting to sputter, 
the visiting Jaquars came back 
to defeat the host Rams, 23-14. 

"We could have won. We 
should have won," was all 
roverback John Mixon could say 
after a game that was closer 
than the score might suggest. 
The Rams lead. 7-6 at the half 
after Louis LaDay, the state 
scoring leader, drove in from the 
one-yard-line to cap a 67-yard 
drive. The touchdown was 
sandwiched between two San 
Jose field goals. 


After the intermission, San 
Jose went ahead on a 97-yard 
drive aided in no small part by a 
4th down penalty. City had 
stopped San Jose on a 3rd and 
one play and the Jaguars were 
forced to punt. On the kick, City 
had 12 men on the field. The five 
yard penalty kept the drive 

"The biggest penalty was 12 
men on the field on that punt," 
City College head coach George 
Rush said after the game. 'That 
killed us." 

The Rams took the lead after 
defensive lineman Ronald 
Brooks recovered a San Jose 
fumble on the Jaguar 16 yard 
line. On the following play, 
tailback LaDay was in the end 
zone after breaking several 
tackles. The third quarter ended 
with the Rams ahead, 14-13. 


After a blocked CCSF field 
goal and an exchange of punts, 
San Jose took over with good 
field position at the Ram 49. Six 
plays and one pass interference 
call later, running back Darron 
Aldrick went nine yards for the 
go-ahead score. With 6:33 left in, 
the game, the Jaguars had a 
20-14 lead. Time was running 
out for CCSF. 

Once again, the two teams 
exchanged punts. City had the 
ball on their own 17-yard-line 
with 2:51 seconds left in the 
game. After an incomplete pass, 
a six-yard run, and a sack for an 
11-yard loss, CCSF found 
themselves with a 4th down and 
15 yards to go. Quarterback 
Tommy Martinez dropped back 
and threw incomplete to Andre 

San Jose took over deep in 
Ram territory. With 22 seconds 
left, the Gladiators finished the 
scoring with a 20-yard field goal. 
The final score was 23-14, and 
the San Jose players hoisted 
Head Coach Howard Gay onto 
their shoulders for the victory 

ride across the field. The 
Jaguars were champions of 
the Golden Gate Conference for 
the fifth straight time. 


Once again penalties played 
an important role in the game. 
The Rams were flagged for 90 
yards on 11 penalties, while San 
Jose was caught only once for 
delay of the game with :30 
seconds left. Statistically, San 
Jose picked up 393 yards total 
offense, 314 of those yards on the 
ground. The Rams came away 
with 235 yards total, with 
LaDay gaining 142 of those 
yawls— on — the ground on -28— 

City's next opponent is Diablo 
Valley College in a game that 
will decide second place in the 
GGC. DVC downed Chabot 31- 
13 to set-up the showdown on 
DVC's home field. 

had put themselves in a position 
to win the championship by 
overwhelming the College of 
San Mateo, 65-20 two weeks ago. 
Louis LaDay scored five 
touchdowns and gained 298 
yards rushing in the Ram win. It 
was coaches from CSM that 
notified league officals of 
alleged recruiting violations by 
the Rams that resulted in 
CCSF's probation barring them 
from post season play this year.) 

Saftey DaveShelton(lO) puts a niton San Jose's Jim Maestro (8) who also gained over 
100 yards by picking up 125. 

Golden Gate Conference Football Standings (Week 5) 

College W-L Overal l 

San Jose 5-0 9-0 

City College of San Francisco 4-1 7-2 

Diablo Valley 4-1 5-4 

Chabot 2-4 6-4 

Laney 1-4 4-5 

West Valley 1-4 2-7 

San Mateo 1-4 3-6 

South Gym to host boxing tournament 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Listen up all you boxing buffs, 
and mark this date in your 
calendars. Thursday, December 
4, in the men's gym. 

That is the date and place for 
City College's annual boxing 
tournament hosted by Steve 
Moorhouse and his club of 
amature boxers. 

City College has been hosting 
an annual boxing tournament 
for years. It was started by Roy 
Deidricksen who coached the 
CCSF boxing team in the years 
when boxing was a recognized 
sport in college. 

Moorhouse joined on with 
Deidricksen about seven years 
ago as an assistant and took 
over as the head coach three 
years ago. Unfortunately 
boxing is no longer recognized, 
and thus funding for the 
program comes hard. 


"Four gloves costs $150 and a 
ring runs about $5,000," said 
Moorhouse. "Several years ago, 
a league was almost established, 
but was cancelled because 
insurance was a problem." 

Despite this, Moorhouse has 
maintained a decent program 
and the annual tournament 
helps raise funds for his club. 

"The important thing from 
our standpoint is that our 
program is one of the oldest in 
the state," he said. 

The boxers who will 
participate in the tournament 
come voluntarily from two 
boxing classes that are 
instructed by Moorhouse. 
Moorhouse trains his young 
boxers, who are both men and 
women, for about 16 weeks 
before the tournament, with the 
last four weeks consisting of 
contact with the gloves on. 


"Contact is voluntary, and our 
workouts are very hard," said 
Moorhouse, adding, "I have full 
authority to stop a match, and I 
haven't had one serious injury 
except minor cuts and brusises." 

The opponents in the 
tournament are roughly the 
same weight and size, so as not 
to have one person outmatched 
against a heavy weight. In fact, 
heavyweights are Moorhouse's 
main problem. 

"One of the biggest problems 
is I have a heavyweight. 
Matching a heavyweight is the 
hardest thing," he said. 

With all the drawbacks, 
Moorhouse is still able to 
schedule the annual bash 
(excuse the pun). He will feature 
a card of 10 fights and tickets 
cost $3. 

Remember that date, Thurs- 
day, December 4. 

Spikers vie for championship 

Professional boxer such as Paris Alex- 
ander have come from City College's box- 
ing program. 

By Mark Mazzaferro r. 

The City College of Sah 
Francisco Women's Volleyball 
team made amends for a season 
opening loss by defeating Diablo 
Valley College in five games, 15- 
11, 15-11, 10-15, 13-15, 15-13. 

"ThiB is the best match we've 
had," said Head Coach Al Shaw. 
"They were hammering at each 
other. That was power 

City jumped out to a quick 2-0 
lead in games on the strength of 
the ever improving Dedra 
Phillips net play and spiking. 
With the score 14-11 in the 
second game, Jacqui Brust made 
a soft tap to get the serve back 
for City. Phillips followed that 
up with a block of DVC spike 
attempt to win the game. One 
more win and City would be in 
first place. 


Diablo Valley was not ready to 
give up. The Vikings fought 
back to tie the match at two 
games apeice on the strong 
spiking of Cindy Shepard and 
Susan Girard. It was time for the 
Rams to pull it together. 

The final game started out 
with DVC jumping to a quick 6-2 
lead, then building it up to 13-9. 
DVC coach Jerry Jones took out 
Shepard to get better serving 
and to close out the match. 
Luckily for the Rams, his 
gamble failed. 

City fought back to tie the 
game at 13-13. DVC made a bad 
hit to make it 14-13. City's power 

game then came through as a 
spike carreened off a DVC 
player and the Rams had won 
the game and the match. 

Asked about substituting 
Shepard, Jones said afterwards, 
"We took a chance. It was a 
calculated risk and we lost." 

Following the DVC win, the 
Rams defeated Laney and 
Chabot. The Laney win was a 
three game sweep. Chabot was 
another story. 


Against the Gladiators, the 
Rams found themselves down 
two games to zip before the team 
woke up and came back to tie the 
match at 2-2. In the final game, 
Sophomores Margaret Leong 
and Jacqui Brust asserted 
themselves by spiking and 
serving the Rams to the win. 

Dedra Phillips also had 
several key spikes and saves, 
and Grace Fernandez came in 
off the bench to make some 
crucial serves for points. The 
final scores were 10-15, 12-15, IS- 
IS, 15-9, 15-10. 

Last Friday, the team traveled 
to San Jose for a match against 
the Gladiators. With their co- 
captain Jacqui Brust ailing from 
the flu, the Rams lost to San Jose 
in three straight. 

The Rams played their last 
match of the regular season 
yesterday. In order to win the co- 
championship of the conference, 
the Rams must depend on a 
Diablo Valley loss in their last 
two matches. 


NOV. 20 -DEC. 4, i 


Public safety cont. 

According to DeGirolamo, the 
escort service is used several 
times a night. "I wish people 
would use it more. We are going 
to initiate a campaign to make 
more people aware of it." 

DeGirolamo said the escort 
service is available by dialing 
x3200 on campus office 
telephones, dialing "0" on pay 
phones and requesting 239-3200 
(campus police), and/or using a 
white courtesy telephone. The 
white courtesy telephones are 
located at Science Hall by Si 23 
and SI 13, Cloud Hall by C218 
and C202, North Gym by N128, 
Visual Arts by V108, Arts 
Building by A211, and Arts 
Building Extension by A160- 



If you are injured on campus, 
the Student Health Center, 
located in Bungalow 201, offers 
free first aid and emergency 
care, said Health Center 
Coordinator Barbara Cabral. 

The Student Health Center 
also offers free literature on 
minor burns and wounds, cuts, 
headaches, and other health 
care, added Cabral. According to 
Cabral, many of the injuries the 
Center handles are sprained 
ankles and fingers, and trauma 
to the knee or shoulder. 

To prevent such injuries, 
Cabral advises students to wear 
appropriate shoes and clothing 
when they exercise, warm-up 
slowly and do stretching 
exercises, and if something 

hurts, stop. 

Hotel and Restaurant (H&R) 
students are a close second when 
it comes to injuries that are 
treated on campus, added 
Cabral. She said most H&R 
students are treated for cuts. 

"They work with knives, so 
they are more likely to receive 
cuts," she said. "They also get 
burned from pots and pans." 


"We have an excellent record 
in fire protection and fire 
safety," said Dr. Charles 
Collins, associate director of 
facilities and planning. "We 
have not had any fires reported 
on campus this semester. 

City College is not required to 
have such drills, said Collins, 
unlike San Francisco State 
University, which is required to 
hold periodic fire drills during 
an academic year. He said fire 
extinguishers are not required in 
the classrooms and bungalows, 
but City College provides them 
and follows instructions from 
the fire department. 

"We routinely have fire 
department inspections," said 
Collins. "We have a fire system 
which is very elaborate. Every 
building has a pull-box that sets 
off a local alarm - a bell system - 
and within the buildings, there 
are different code systems that 
let us know where the problem 


Collins said instructors have 
various handouts on how to 
respond to a major disaster. 
"They have information 

concerning any emergency 
provided in their faculty 
handbook," he said. 

According to Collins, since the 
college is part of the San 
Francisco Community College, 
there is already a plan to 
interface with the City and 
County of San Francisco 
emergency operations in the 
event of a major disaster. "In 
fact, under California state law, 
we cannot occupy a building, 
unless it is earthquake safe," 
added Collins. 


In a survey of 20 students, all 
felt the campus is safe during the 
day, 11 knew about the white 
courtesy phone, and 14 knew 
about the Student Health 

Nursing student Charlene 
Wiggins said the campus is 
relatively safe during the day, 
but not at night. "I feel uneaBy 
about the area around Batmale 
Hall at night," said Wiggins. "I 
feel that it could use more 

Student Pat Gettone also felt 
the campus is not safe at night. 
"I think it is safe during the day, 
but women are afraid at night." 

"The campus is basically safe 
except for the workers who drive 
around in the carts," added bio- 
chemistry student Bob Crowley. 
"They drive too fast and 

Aircraft maintenance student 
John Nakatani said: "I haven't 
heard of any crimes." 

While, business student 
Karen Johnson said "the 
campus is safe. I've never seen 
any problems." 

Bay Bridge's 50th birthday celebrated 

AFT says no to contract offer 

photo by Marvin Cheadle 

percent hike in pay. 

AFT President Anita 
Martinez said the Board is 
holding back. "We think the 
district has more money and can 

afford more for the faculty," 
Martinez said. "In the past, we 
were willing to accept lower 

raises because we knew the 
district was hurting for money." 
San Francisco Community 
College teachers presently earn 
an average salary of $35,000 a 
year, while part-time teachers, 
which make up 60 percent of the 
teachers, earn about $12-15,000 
a year. 

By Brian Dinsmore 

It has been called many 
things; "The other Bridge," a 
"parking lot over the Bay," and 
the "Bay Area's workhorse." 
But call it what you may, the 
Bay Bridge has turned 50. 

Last week was the Bay 
Bridge's turn to overshadow its 
glamorous counterpart, the 
Golden Gate, in a week-long 
celebration that culminated 
with a dazzling fireworks show 
Saturday night. 

The Bay Bridge means many 
things to many of the 250,000 
who cross it everyday, but to 
most, the Bridge is a link to the 
most powerful economic city on 
the West Coast. The Bridge may 
never have been called a thine of 
beauty, as is the Gate Bridge, but 
to those who helped build her, 
the Bridge is a work of art. 

According to Gladys Hansen, 
San Francisco City archivist. 
Senate Bill 1762 was introduced 
into the Senate December 15, 
1927, after various plane for 
better and faster com- 
munication across the Bay, 
other than ferries, were 

This bill granted to the City 
and County of San Francisco, 
the right to construct a bridge 
across San Francisco Bay and 
approaches from Rincon Hill in 
the City to a point near the South 
Mole of the San Antonio 
Estuary, in the county of 

Construction was begun on 
the bridge July 9, 1933. It was 
completed in three years, four 
months, and three days, opening 
November 12, 1936. Cardinal 
Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius 
XII) blessed the bridge at the 
West Tower No. 1, October 28, 

The lower deck of the bridge, 
which now carries vehicles from 
San Francisco east to Oakland 
was originally used for 
railroads. But traffic on the 

photo by Marvin ( 

bridge proved too heavy and the 
lower deck of the span was 
converted for vehicular use in 
the early sixties. 

Today, a quarter of a million 
cars make the eight mile and a 
half trek across the Bay every 
day. The bridge has one of the 
most advanced maintenance 
and towing operations in the 
country in order to keep the 
bridge's traffic flowing. But still, 
the traffic on the span is usuallly 
at a standstill during the 
morning and evening commutes. 


The Bay Bridge's celebration 
focused on the rich history 
surrouding the two-suspension 
single cantilever structure, and 
the future of the bridge. 

The celebration last week 
began with a crossing of vintage 
cars on November 12. Oakland 
Mayor Lionel Wilson cut a chain 
re-opening the bridge and about 
50 cars made the crossing across 
the Nation's third most travelled 

The classic cars then travelled 
to 5th and Bryant streets where 

a presentation in memory M 
29 men who lost their 
building the bridge was 
There was also a dedic 
honoring former San FYs 
mayor and California gov 
James "Sunny Jim" Rolo 
major advocate of the br 

Saturday night saw 
estimated 300,000 people ; 
the Embarcadero foil 
spectacular firework andj 
light show. Although thei 
was delayed by the manyl 
on the Bay creeping too do 
the bridge, the crowd ooheq 
aahed as the $150,000 
sponsored by Robert Sou 
up the cloudless sky. 

Market Street was mo 
with thousands of celel 
and many more poured outo 
MUNI Metro station when 
show began. Traffic 
jammed on both sides of theB 
Bridge as motorists left 
cars and walked towards l 
gala. By 9:30 p.m. the shov/i 
over, but traffic and peoplei 
at a standstill basking inf 
the bridge's glory or the ins 
to get home. 

APT President Anita Martinez leads 

By Tony Hayes 

The City College teachers 
union has rejected the San 
Francisco Community College 
District's lastest contract offer. 

On Nov. 6th, the American 
Federation of Teachers 
(AFT)/Local 2121 voted 203 to 
80 not to accept its latest offer of 
6.27 percent wage increase. The 
union is looking for a 7.27 

Break-in cont. 

George Rush felt it happened 
sometime during the second 


The robbery was discovered 
after the game when City 
College players began to change 
from game gear to street clothes 
and they noticed that items, 
such as jewelry and cash were 
missing from the lockers of six 
players, who were asked to 
remain unidentified. 

At first, San Francisco players 
suspected San Jose players of 
the theft when one Ram player 
saw a Jaguar player carrying a 
radio similar to one owned by 
the onlooker onto the team bus. 
Players and coaches alike went 
running after the SJCC bus only 
to find out that it was a 
completely different radio. 

Later, CCSF players were 
angered at campus police for not 
standing guard against thieves. 

Former students admitted to UCB as 
Regents' /Chancellors' scholars i 

DeGirolamo said there were 
about five City College police 
officers stationed at the game, 
but none were in the locker room. 

"If we had more offiers at the 
game, we could probably have 
one in the locker room," said 
DeGirolamo, adding, "the 
officers have to keep the peace, 
keep people off the field, take 
care of parking problems, and 
make sure no one is drinking 

After the robbery, a City 
College police officer and one 
from the San Francisco Police 
Department took reports on 
what was stolen, as well as, their 

DeGirolamo said one unident- 
ified player had about SI. 700 
worth of jewelry stolen from 

There are no suspects in the 
case, said DeGirolamo. 

Calendar of Events 


Nov. 20 - David Hardiman's 
San Francisco All-Star Big 
Band, Alameda Hospital 
Association Benefit. Harbor 
Bay Isle, 7:00-12:00; Nov. 24 - 
Judy Hubbell with San 
Francisco Contemporary Music 
Players, Megaconcert 86 
Museum of Modern Art, 5:30-10 
p.m.; Nov. 25 - CCSF Faculty, 
Fourth Annual Scott Joplin 
Birthday Ragtime Concert, 

Creative Arts Building, Room 
A133, 11 a.m.; and Sundays - 
David Hardiman plays with the 
Golden Gate Park Band, Band 
Shell at Golden Gate Park, 1:00- 


Dec. 10 -Point Madrigal Singers 
- Christmas music program 
presented by singers in period 
costumes. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Choral 

Room, A133; and Dec. 10 - 
"Looking Glass" Preview - 
Lecture following performance 
by authors Micheal Sutton and 
Cynthia Manderberg. 2:30 p.m. 
College Theater. 


Good News! Students, staff, and 
faculty members who missed the 
Oct. 11th book sale will have a 
chance to Bhop for bargains (no 
item over $1) on Nov. 20-21. The 
sale will take place in the lower 
level of the Student Union, 9 
a.m. - 3 p.m., each day. Funds to 
benefit the college library. 


Ten winners will receive 
national recognition in 
GLAMOUR'S August issue and 
national media exposure, as well 
as an all-expenses-paid trip to 
New York City to meet with top 
professionals in their field of 
interest. Application forms are 
available in the Scholarship 
Office, Batmale Hall, Room 366. 


The English Department is now 
accepting poetry manuscripts 
for the award, a poetry writing 
contest sponsored by the 
Academy of American Poets in 
memory of Merritt Beckerman, 
who was a poet and City College 
humanities instructor. For more 
information, contact the 
English Department, Batmale 
Hall, Room 556. Deadline is 
March 10, 1987. 


Christmas with the Choir - 
Sing- in the holidays with the 
City College Handel-Haydn 
Choir, faculty, Bay Area 
vocalists and featured soloists 
perform Benjamin Britten's 
Ceremony of Carols and 
Ottorino Respighi's Laud to the 
Nativity. Also, an audience sing- 
along, Friday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. 
College Theater tickets, $5 and 

By Bernadette Lurati 

Three former City College 
students are now enrolled at the 
University of California at 
Berkeley (UCB) this fall, as the 
first non-freshman group of 
students admitted as Regents' 
and Chancellors' scholars, 
according to the University's 
Office of Public Information. 

Debra A. Capellino, Helen 
Lau and Sum Li were among 28 
community college students 
statewide who received the 
prestigious scholarships, which 
were based on exceptional 
academic achievement at the 
community college level. The 
scholarship awards ranged from 
$300 to $12,000. 

According to UCB's Public 
Information Office, extending 
the scholarships to transfer 
students was a move by the UCB 
system to emphasize better 
cooperation with the state's 106 
two-year colleges. 


"When I applied for the 
scholarship, Berkeley called me 
in for an interview," said 
Cappellino. "I received $7,600 
from the scholarship fund." 

"Adapting to Berkeley was 
different because a lot of the 
students are a lot younger," said 
Cappellino, "and I am alomost 
27." She added that U.C. 

Berkeley is a lot different than 
City College. "City College could 
have prepared me better in my 
writing skills." 

Cappellino hopes to get 
through Berkeley, adding, "I am 
not sure yet whether it will be a 
masters degree or even law 
school. They are both possibili- 


"I was awarded $6,000, but 
because of other financial aid, I 
was only able to receive about 
$5,000," said Lau. 

According to the City College 
Scholarship Office, along with 
outstanding grades, which put 
Lau on the City College Dean's 
List, she was also involved with 
christian gatherings, dress- 
making classes at the Skills 
Center, and community services 
such as Surveying and 
Interviewing hospitals and 
tutoring the blind. 

"Berkeley is much harder 
than City College," said Lau. 
"City was quite easy." 

"Socially, the people at 
Berkeley are ok, but it's hard to 
get to know people," said Lau. 
"Everyone goes to class and 
leaves. The classes are real big; 
it's hard to sit next to the 
same person twice. But, I like the 
atmosphere of the campus 

because it's liberal." 

"My major is compi 
science," added Lau. 
graduation I will first get aj 
and, if I still want to study, 1^ 
go for the masters later." 


According to Lau, City < 
helped her to adjust to 
United States because shecf 
from Hong Kong. "I went I 
missionary school." 

As for Li, he was boflil 
China in 1955. He enteredf 
United States in December] 
where he entered City d 
and maintained a grade 
average of 4.0. He also bed 
member of the Alpha Gai 
Sigma (AGS) Honor Society] 
is a dentistry major. 


Francisco Hernandj 
coordinator of UCB 8 
graduate affairs office 
lecturer in Chicano aW° 
said: "We hope these fl»0 
will encourage other comnro 
college students to cons* 
continuing their education 
the University." 


"Almost everything under a 
buck sale," a one-hour sale held 
Thursday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. 
to 11 a.m. at the courtyard by the 
flagpole. Items to be sold will be 
everything from calendars to 
candies, plus a whole lot more. 
All shoppers will be eligible for a 
raffle drawing to win free lottery 
tickets. "See you at the 


Jane Morrison, Public Affairs 
Diector for KNBR, studio A Arts 
Extension building, Monday, 
November 24, 10 a.m. For more 
information, call 239-3444. 

The Guardsman 

Holiday Food Drive 

Let's do our part to help needy families this holiday season. 
The Guardsman has set up collection boxes in the library and Conl* 11 
Hall near the information desk. Please donate non-perishable goods 
by December 15. Donations will be sent to worthy San Francisco 
agencies feeding the homeless. 

Thank You!! 



OR CALL 239-3446 


Vol. 103. No. 1 

City College of 9an Francisco 

Jan. 22-Feb. 4. 1987 

Student Union remodeling plans on hold 

By Harry Teague and Anne 

After having regained control 
of the Student Union last 
semester neither the Associated 
Students, nor the Dean of 
Student Activities have any 
specific plans for remodeling it 
because of the continuing 
liability insurance crisis, which 
hae raised premiums more than 

Associated Student President 
William Wierenga said the goals 
of the previous council to 
remodel the two-story structure 
secluded in the the southeast 
corner of the campus and add a 
cafe is "definitely out for this 
semester." He said because of 
various problems, namely 
funding difficulties, none of 
these goals can be reached for at 
least a year or more. 


Vester Flanagan, dean of 
student activities, said the 
insurance crisis has put all 

spending plans for the Student 
Union on hold. "The funding for 
the Union is going to have to be 
re-evaluated because the AS has 
to pay an increased liability 
premium and we don't know 
how much it will be or where it 
will come from." 

According to Flanagan, 
insurance premiums sky- 
rocketed from $10,000 to $75,000 
last semester. 


However, Flanagan did 
encourage use of the Union's 
conference rooms by both 
students and faculty. "There are 
meeting rooms that can handle 
five to 260 people. And it's just a 
matter of requesting space," he 

Although remodeling the 
Union has been placed on a 
"long-term hold," Council 
members still encourage greater 
student participation. 

Flanagan concurred: "The 
only problem I see is trying to get 
students involved in student 

photo by Mark Bariholoma 

The Student Union has more space than most students realize. 

government so that the 
committees, such as the grade 
committee, the curriculum 
committee, and the six to eight 
pthers will have representr 

According to Flanagan, 
interested students should come 

Studies warn of rising 
student debt A 

The debt burden for students 
who leave college with 
outstanding loans is raising and 
could lock students into monthly 
payments as high as $313 for ten 
years, according to guidelines 
published by the California 
Student Aid Commission. 

This caution was raised in the 
new application for California 
Guaranteed Student Loan 
(CGSL), with a stern message on 
the front cover reading "Accept 
a loan and accept respon- 

Included in the guide is a chart 
for students asking "how much 
can you afford to repay?" In 
smaller print is the warning 
"Don't borrow more than you 
will be able to repay." 

The chart shows that those 
students who take on more than 
15 percent of their annual gross 
income are overburdening 
themselves with excessive 
monthly payments. For 
instance, if the loan debt is 
$5,000, wich equals a repayment 
of $78 per month for seven years, 
and the former student is 
earning $625 per month, or 
about 12.5% of the total income 
earmarked for repayment, then 
there will be payment problems. 

Moreover, a recent congress- 
ional study released by the Joint 
Economic Committee, said that 
nearly one-half of all under- 
graduates leave college in debt, 
with the average debt of $6,685 
for students in public institut- 


However, the most pressing 
concern for the average student 
is repayment of the college loan 
and the consequences of non- 

According to Financial Aid 
director Art Gloster, the Student 
Aid Commission in California 
has several tactics. 

"First the Student Aid 
Commission tries to track you 
down. Then it reports your name 
to the TRW credit bureau, a 
national credit bureau," he said. 

"Besides that, they have at 
least four collection agencies 
they set upon you. They are not 
nice people like lenders are 
because they get half of what 
they collect.... They will literally 
harass you until they get their 
money," Gloster added. 

Gloster advised students who 
were unable to repay their debt 
after leaving school to contact 
their lender and request an 

by the Student Union in Room 
205 and leave their name and 
telephone number so that he can 
contact them. 


Meanwhile, students them- 
selves seem to have pretty 
definite ideas about what the 


sees dismal 

The chancellor of the state 
community college system 
predicts a dismal future for the 
California community colleges. 

Earlier this month, Dr. Joshua 
L. Smith told faculty and staff 
members at Skyline college that 
the school system's nnancial 
picture is poor and it could get 

Smith said that the communi- 
ty colleges may face further 
budget cuts and warned that the 
community college system's 
goals are not being understood 
by the powers that be. 


student council should do with 
the Student Union. 

"I think they should make it 
more cheerier. It looks like a 
morgue," said 19-year-old 
political science major, Michelle 
Pace. "And, I think they should 
offer a lot more activities for the 
students. And they should have 
more tables. It should be a lot 
more organized. I think maybe 
they should even offer some kind 
of program where students can 
go on different field trips." 

"I think they should use it for 
study space because the 
library's too crowded," said 
Michael Ayala, a 26-year old 
broadcasting and performing 
arts major. "Part of it should be 
used for tutoring, and part of it 
should be used for dancing," 
added smiling Ayala. 

Many students would like to 
see VCRs, video games, pool 
tables and stereo systems put 
into the Student Union. 

"We should have a better 
audio system," said 24-year old 
accounting major Benjamin 

Kim, who also suggested 
charging admission fees to the 
Student Union, which would go 
towards equipping and 
upkeeping it. 

"They should have a disco put 
in here," said one 19-year old 
student who wished to remain 
anonymous. "And a better 
sound system, with more Black 

Some students said the 
Student Union should be a place 
to bring people together, a place 
where people could feel some 
kind of bond. 

"I want it to be a place where 
everyone could come and have 
something in common," said 18- 
year old Mary Gregory. 

Still others felt the Student 
Union didn't need anything. 

"I'm satisfied," said Bella 
Meinikov, an 18-year old 
transportation major, who said 
she often goes to the Student 
Union after her classes to relax. 
She, like many other students, 
said the Student Union already 
satisfied her needs. 

Solemn tribute for King 

By Harry Teague 

Some 100 City College 
students, facuty and ad- 
min ista tors participated in a 
memorial honoring Dr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 15 in the 
Little Theatre. 

A program of poetry reading 
by counselor Enrique Mireles, 
who read Dudley Randall's 
"Ballad of Birmingham," 
followed by music instructor 
Helen Dilworth's solo per- 
formance, was then highlighted 
when San Francisco Board of 
Supervisors Doris M. Ward 
addressed the gathering. 

"Sometimes we forget the 
lessons Dr. Martin Luther King 
taught," she said "And, that is 
one of the reasons it is so 
beneficial to once a year to 
reflect upon the life and times of 
Dr. King, so that we can be 
rejuvenated with those 
principles he left for us." 



Although Dr. King did much 
for Black progress, Ward said 
there was still much to be done. 
"If Martin Luther King were 
here today, I wonder what would 
he think about the condition of 
Black America? What would he 
think about the fact that Black 
kids are dropping out of high 
schools at an alarming rate?" 
Ward said. 

"What would he think about 
Black youth who are unem- 
ployed in San Francisco at a rate 
of 50%? she added. "I reflect 
upon that quite often as we think 
about Dr. Martin Luther King 
and the conditions we face 

Ward's 22-minute speech was 
followed by a film entitled 
"Amazing Grace," that 
highlighted Dr. King's role in 
the fight against desegregation. 

Tutored students fare better 

By Wing Liu 

New Financial aid rules 
streamline application 
process f. 

By Harry Teague 

Students are well-advised to 
contact their financial office and 
become informed of the various 
changes in the financial aid 
requirements, said Financial 
Aid Director Art Gloster, at a 
recent financial aid seminar for 
students held on campus. 

"There have been a lot of 
changes since last time, so even 
if you had a loan in the past, 
forget about it - the things you 
have done in the past, you'll 
have to do all over," said Gloster. 

A new law was passed in 
October 1986 and signed by 
President Ronald Reagan that 
revised financial aid guidelines, 
especially for Guaranteed 
Student Loans. 


Among the changes outlined 
by Gloster were: 

1. The Guaranteed Student 
Loan program is no longer 
separate from other aid 
programs, thus the student is 
required to file a Student Aid 

2. Students under 24 years of 
age must prove their independ- 
ent status from their parents. 

3. Students must verify all 
resources for the tax year 1985. 


The City College aid office 
holds special workshops 
explaining the various changes. 
These workshops, according to 
Gloster, are especially import- 
ant to City College students 
because they have one of the 
highest default rate of any 

"When lenders see our 
applications for loans, they say 
'there's another one from City 
College - we'll never see our 
money on that one," said 

Students must be fully aware 
that the checks are loans, not 
grants, which have to be paid 


Other important con- 
siderations for students cited by 
Gloster included: 

if Carry a minimum of six 
units per semester. 

2. Do not take more than 60 
units at City College. 

3. Do not have any out- 
standing loans. 

4. Watch for trip-up questions 
which ask for the same 
information in more than one 
place - if they don't match, then 
there is a problem. 

Students who got tutoring at 
the Study Center had higher 
grades and lower drop rates 
than those who signed up for but 
did not get tutoring, according to 
a recent study prepared by the 
Study Center. 

In a comparison by School 
Aide HI Richard Gale of about 
150 tutored students versus the 
same number who wanted 
tutoring but did not get matched 
in Spring 1985, the tutored 
students were 19 percent higher 
in passing classes and 20 
percent lower in dropping 

About 100 students provide 
peer tutoring in English and 
math, as well as, specialized 
classes like Computer infor- 
mation science and art. 

Comparison of Tutored and 

Nontulored Applicants* 

(Spring 1985) 

Grade Tutored Nontulored 



1 Ifl 


















2 l ) 




Adapted from preliminary report of 
Mine title for CCSF Study Center by 

Richard Gale. School Aide III. 

May 2. 1985. 

Percentages Jo not add to KM)'. 

due to roundoll 

During the 1984-85 school 
year, tutors provided 7,521 
contact hours for 1,117 subject 
requests, said Rebecca Reilly, 
department head of the 
Learning Assistance Programs 
(LAP) (the Study Center is only 

one program within LAP). 

The tutors must have a B 
average in the subject field 
tutored, an A or B in the specific 
course, and an instructor's 
recommendation. They must 
also carry at least six units and 
have an overall C+ average. 

Gale says there is a chronic 
shortage of tutors in a broad 
variety of subjects. He said this 
and a budget that has not grown 
to meet the demand means the 
Center has trouble hiring tutors 
when needed and fulfilling the 
number of requests, thereby 
affecting the number of students 
that can be served. 

Reilly says an applicant 
sometimes finds a job elsewhere 
while waiting for a financial aid 
award. She also notes the 
"extensive amount of paper- 
work" involved in running the 
tutoring program. 


Those students who did get 
tutoring found it helpful. Phong 
Lu says her BA 1 "teacher 
knows a lot of things and 
explains fast," while her tutor 
explained very slowly and 
clearly. Lu says "her English is 
not so good" and that there were 
so many terms in her class that 
she needed someone to explain 
them to her a second time. 

The tutors either get academic 
credit or pay, $5.02 an hour, for 
their efforts. 

Angela Monero, a paid tutor, 
says the main benefit was not 
the money, but the personal 
satisfaction of helping someone. 
Though she is a biology major, 
she remembered what she went 
through learning English as a 
second language and wanted to 
help other ESL and English 

photo by Mark Bariholoma 

(L-R) Tony Wong, Wing Lee and Shu Mai are among many students 
who utilize the Study Center. 


But, tutoring is a learning 
experience for the tutors, as well 
as, the tutees. Study Center 
Coordinator Eleanor Sams 
trains them in learning styles, 
peer tutoring relationships, dia- 
gnosis of problems and how to 
deal with them, progress 
evaluation, study skills, test- 
taking strategies, etc. 

Kimvan Huynh says tutoring 
"helps me to review lessons or 
something I forgot." Huynh 
plans to reverse her role this 
semester and sign up for 


Both tutors and tutees have 
suggestions to improve tutoring. 
Lee wants a bigger area, longer 
hours, and tutoring for everyone 
who needs it — he knows "a lot" 
of ESL students who needed 
tutors. Lu wants full-time drop- 
in tutoring. Nguyen says the one 
hour a week is too short and 
wants tutoring in more than two 
classes. All Monero asks for is a 
little consideration - that both 

tutors and tutuees leave notes if 
they don't show up, referring to 
the problematic attendance 
issue. But, overall, Lu thinks the 
Study Center and tutoring is a 
good idea. "Everybody is 
friendly in here and willing to 
help others," she says. "And you 
get help for free." 

The Study Center has a major, 
role in and is an integral part of 
instructional support at City 
College, according to Reilly. She 
calls it "service without walls," 
not only because its various 
components physically share a 
large room in Cloud 332, but also 
because of the symbolic 
significance of removing 
obstacles to learning. 

BesideB individual peer 
tutoring, students can get other 
valuable academic help and 
study skills in the Center's other 
programs like language Practice 
Tutorial Workshops, Applied 
Basic Computer Tutorial, Center 
of Independent Learning, and 
the Writing and Reading Labs. 
More on these programs next 



JAN. 22-FEB. 4, 1987 

Campus police deserve 
a break 

Having attended City College from 1977 to 1980 and now re- 
turning again in 1986, I've noticed something that I find a bit 
alarming: the level of respect for the Campus Police has gotten 
worse and worse. 

The most obvious complaint is that all the campus cops are good 
for is writing parking tickets. That is probably because most people 
who expouse that opinion have received their fair share of tickets for 
parking illegally. Those unfortunates may some day realize they are 
responsible for their actions and must "pay the Piper." 

But let's face facts. None of the campus police carry guns or have 
any real need to. Ask yourself how many major crimes occur on 
campus each semester. Now ask yourself this: what do I expect the 
campus police to spend most of their time doing? What qualifies me 
to be an expert in police work? 

One of the most important services the campus police provide is 
the escorting of students to their cars from late night classes. Yet 
according to Police Chief Gerald DiGeralamo that service is barely 
utilized. It was in place when I attended classes ten years ago. I find 
it hard to believe the student body doesn't know about it. 

It's ridiculous that the Campus Police should be held in such a dim 
light. I guess a lot of people like to ridicule anything and everything 
about City College, from the Atheletic Department to the Student 
Cafeteria (both, by the way, staffed by CCSF students). 

Apparently, ignorance and being afraid to set a new example of 
pride in what city college has to offer are both parts of being a 
typically average City College student. 

—Mark Mazzaferro 

Apathy is no answer at 

Democracy is an American tradition; apathy is not. Yet somehow, 
when it comes to electing our representatives, our most important 
democratic right, apathy usually emerges without a campaign of its 
own as the big winner. 

At City College, apathy is the cause of a meager three percent 
voter turn-out during elections. It could be that we're so busy trying 
to convert the rest of the world to democracy that we've forgotten to 
participate in our town. 

Apathy may serve as a means to tell the system how much we 
dislike it or how little we care, but it certainly doesn't change 
anything-. So, if we're apathetic because we're unhappy with the 
system, and we want to be heard, then let's look at the statistics; the 
message is coming through loud and clear. But now what? Three 
percent of teh student population is definitely not a majority, yet 
they continue to make decisions for all of us. 

City College is a campus of "commuter" students. We come and 
go, and we pay little attention to what goes on around campus. 
Nonetheless, we demand quality education, better services, better 
parking facilities and much more. Our united influence on the 
members of the student council could lead us in the direction of such 
improvements, if not for us, for future generations of CCSF 

The student council could gain considerable power if they had 
majority support. Students could be heard, and problems could be 
solved at a faster rate. But until then apathy will prevail. During the 
student body election in December 1986 the voting poll was open, 
and there was no line at the Student Union upper level. Sin fact, ther 
was very little talk about voting on campus. However, the cafeteria 
was packed with students trying to register and the line outside 
reached the paytelephone in front of Conlan Hall. 

The torturous process of registration at CCSF is just another 
example of what the student body has not yet been able to improve 
for lack of unity and support of those who might get it done, namely 
the student council. 

So, let's not preach the democracy we don't practice. 

—Carlos Vargas 

"Do not go gentle into that good 
night. Rage! Rage! AgainBt the 
dying of the light." 

-Dylan Thomas 

"The harvest iB past, the summer is 
ended, and we are not saved." 

-Jeremiah 8:20 

"....when a journalist turns into a 
politics junkie he will sooner or latei 
start raving and babbling in print 
about things that only a person who 
has Been There can possibly 

-Dr. Hunter S. Thompson] 

"Between the Idea and the 
Reality...Falls the Shadow" 

-T.S. Eliot 


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It's time to play Washington Squares 

By Brian Dinsmore 

"Welcome to Washington 
Squares, the game show where 
world leaders and controversial 
newsmakers battle for fabulous 
prizes and the opportunity to 
explain just what the heck they 
have been doing in the nation's 
capitol. And now here's the host 
of our show— Wink Sajak." 

Hello, hello, welcome stars... I 
trust you all know how to play 
the game, but for the benefit of 
our home viewers I'll quickly 
explain how we go about this. I 
will ask questions at random for 
our stars to answer as fast as 
they can. A correct answer will 
bring a big prize, while an 
incorrect response will cause 
much embarrassment for all 
involved. So let's all have some 
fun with the show and, 
remember stars, this is only a 
competition, no wagering 
please. Shall we begin? 

Our first question, worth 
valuable points in the public 
opinion polls, goes to a man who 
could use the help - President 
Ronald Reagan. Mr. President, 
what part, if any, have you or did 
you play in the Iran/Contra 
arms scandal. 

"Well, uh, well, I, uh, you see, 
well, uh." 

Thank you Mr. President, but 
your time is up. Our next 
question is worth invaluable 
world credibility and is for that 
Washington party animal, 
Secretary of State George 
Schultz. Georgie, tell us if you 
will, just what the deal is with 
this alleged disinformation 

campaign designed to smear 
Iran and Iraq. 

"The President and I, as well 
as others in the White house, 
have closely if not methodically 
looked into this condition, as not 
only a situation, but as a 
conditional situation that 
certainly deserves to be looked 
at; I can say at this time, that 
there will be a formal-view-study 
released at a later time, not to be 
confused with the release that 
will be released soon." 

Yeah, okay George, thank you 
very much; I guess? The next 
question is worth increased 
domination in the Central 
American debacle, and I guess 
we'll go ahead and give it to the 
man who knows quite a bit about 
Central American militarism, 
Secretary of Defense Casper 
"The Friendly Ghost" Wein- 
berger. Cap, exactly what is the 
United States' involvement 
down there? 

"Well Wink, as you know, the 
current Sandinista Regime is 
trying to creep its way right up 
into Texas, and it is up to us to 
quell this proposed invasion 
with increased bloodshed, no 
matter how costly. Because 
Wink, a weapon unused is a 
weapon useless, and we just 
have to keep the defense 
contractors happy. By exerting 
our force, for the sake of peace, 
we can not only stop Daniel 
Ortega and his murderous 
followers, but we can also 
employ many young American 
men, who might otherwise not 
have a job this year." 

Thank you very much Cap, 
but the judges are going to have 
to rule on this one... And there 
going to give it to you!!! Well 
done. Our next question goes out 
to Lieutenent Colonel Oliver 
North...011ie, did you act alone 
in the sale of arms to Iran, or did 
you do so with the full 
knowledge of the Reagan 
Administration?— OUie? 
Colonel North? Can you speak? 
Are you alright? Colonel North? 
Give us a sign? Anything? Well, 
that's okay, we'll get back to you. 

I can see by the big clock on 
the wall that we're running out 
of time, so it's time to play our 
bonus round. The questions 
asked in this round are worth the 
removal of Soviet missies from 
East Germany in a deal we got 
through serious negotiations 
with Mikail Gorbachev. It seems 
Mikail loves the taste of light 
beer and was willing to make 
some serious conncessions in 
order to get that great taste in a 
less filling beer. So I guess the 
question has to go to Ron, being 
President and all. Mr. President, 
for the unprecedented removal 
of hundreds of deadly nuclear 
weapons, answer this simple 
question: Do you run this 
country, or is your wife Nancy, 
in fact, running the nation? 

"Well, uh, I uh, that's, uh, well, 
I, you see, well, uh." 

Oh Mr. President I'm sorry, 
but once again you have run out 
of time. And it looks like we're 
out of time for this edition of 
Washington Squares; we'll see 
you next time everyone - so long! 

Campus Query 

Who's America's most 
dangerous man ? 

Joan Vallarino, 21 


"I think Reagan is because I don't 
like the way he handled Lebanon, 
Iran, and the contras. I hate 
Republicans, and I just don't like 
what I hear. I'm just not into the 

Tony Biancalana, 21 

"The moat dangerous people in 
the world right now are the people 
from the GUARDSMAN who come 
around and ask all these questions. 
It's an invasion of privacy and I 
think they should all be Bhot." 

Wendy Sutton, IB 

"Lyndon Larouche is the moat 
dangerous around because he's 
pretty crazy and he is just crazy 
enough to have a following in these 
times. He preys on the fears of 

In This Corner 

By Brian Dinsmore 

Well, well, well, another 
semester begins. It's so nice to 
see all those familiar faces 
dragging around campus. 

I wonder if City College has 
any alumni at all, or do students 
attend class until death? A 
cheery though I know, but 
something to think about 

Since the 49ers gracefully 
choked out of the playoffs there 
hasn't been much excitement 
around town, unless you 
consider the Boat Show quality 
entertainment... I know I do. But 
the New Year got off to a ripping 
start, with yours truly being 
forcibly escorted out of the Glaus 
Haus party New Years 
Evc.can't those guys take a 
joke? I mean they weren't even 
real bullets. 

O O 

Hey wasn't registration a real 
treat this time around? Those 
computers are something to 
behold, aren't they? I have never 
seen a computer go on the fritz 
because of a sneeze until I saw it 
happen at City... And how about 
moving the whole deal into the 

Smart move.. .There is nothing 
I like better than a little mustard 
on my registration card... I guess 
things came to a head when the 
hundreds of students lined up 
outside the cafeteria doors 
started singing, "We Shall Not 
Be Moved." By next semester the 
problem is either going to be 
solved, or we may have another 
Peoples Park... 


Is it just me or do Muni bus 
drivers look like extras from a 
Federal Express commercial? 
And just try getting directions 
from one of these stalwart 
heroes of the transit lines. .."I 
don't know, nobody knows, I 
don't know what happend." 
Great going guys and gals. And 
why is it that there are always 
five street cars going' the 
opposite direction when I'm 
going downtown? "I don't know, 
nobody knows, I don't know 
what happend." 

o o o 

On the national front.. .looks 
like Big Ron may be in a peck of 
trouble this time around... I don't 
know if anyone can bail him out 
of this one, not even Nancy. 

But how about CIA Director 
Bill Casey taking the big fall the 
day before things were going to 
get sticky in the Senate hearing 
room. ..My heart goes out to Bill 
to get well soon, but I can't help 
wondering if one of his boys 
didn't accidently slip a little 
something in his prune juice... 

o o o 

With Herb on vacation the 
past three weeks, I guess it's up 
to me to provide some hot tips on 
some of the local happenings 
(with all due respect to "The 

I guess the hottest movie this 
winter is "Star Trek IV," but do 
not miss Oliver Stone's 
monumental "Platoon." It is one 
of the most disturbing and 
thought-provoking films to come 
out in a long time. 

Other sure-bets. .."The 
Mission," with Bobby DeNiro, 
and "Crimes of the Heart," with 
Keaton, Spacek, and Lang... 

Hot restaurants. .The War- 
house, great roast chicken in the 
SOMA corridor. Max's Diner, 
my all-time favorite, is still 
serving up some great food at 
great prices. 

Try not to miss this year's 
hottest new-old-revived-rock 
band. Paul Kantner, Marty 
Balin, and Jack Cassidy have 
joined together to form the KBC 
Band, and they are something 
special. Aside from the three 
former members of te Jefferson 
Airplane, the band features 
former Who keyboard man Tim 
Gorman, David Crosby'* 
guitarist Slick Agular. and one 
of the hottest drummers around, 
Darrel Verdusco. Verdusco has 
played with everbody from 
Eddie Money to John Hiatt, 
and really drives the KBC 
Band's sound home. 

So there it is, the first safari 
into the dark realms of 
columnism ...Who knows if there 
will be another... 


JAN. 22-FEB. 4, 1987 


Focus on Campus Art 

A guide to sculptures, paintings and murals on campus 

photo by Brooks Wong 

'Bicentennial Wings" by Jaques Overhoff in front of Bat male Hall. 

By Mark Chung 

Did you know that City 
College has over 20 original 
works of art that are on public 
display daily? A survey of 
students showed that most 
aren't aware of that fact. 

That's right! There are 13 
sculptures, nine murals, and 
four ohter works of art that can 
be viewed at various locations 
on campus. Most of the art pieces 
are priceless, but according to 
Vice President J uanita Pasqual, 
each art piece is insured for up to 
$2,500 and the total liability cov 
erage is for $60,000. 


A popular place where 
students can be seen studying or 
relaxing is also a modem piece 
of art. The sculpture deck on the 
plaza if front of Batmale Hall 
was cut in 1979 by Jaques 
Overhoff. It is made of colorful 
curved cast concrete shapes that 
can be used for sitting. 

Two other cast concrete 
sculptures by Overhoff can be 
viewed on campus. "Bicenten- 
nial Wings," a 30 foot high 

sculpture, is located between 
Batmale Hall and Cloud Circle 
and "Up Tight No. 1," a 12 foot 
high sculpture, is located in 
front of Visual Arts near Cloud 


A 173 foot long by 16 foot high 
concrete mural of faces is located 
on the north wall of the 
architecture court of Batmale 
Hall. The base relief mural 
which features 300 faces was an 
Art 2B student project from 1974 
to 1977. Impressions were made 
from the actual faces of 
students, faculty, and admini- 
strators who volunteered. 

Volunteers had their faces 
covered with vaseline and then 
coated with plaster of paris. 
When the plaster hardened, 
impressions were made. The 
impressions were then mounted 
on plywood and coated with a 
thin layer of latex. After that, 
another set of plaster casts 
(negative panels of each face) 
were made. Finally, concrete 
was poured into the negative 
panels, which formed the mural. 

Locations of campus art 


1. "Mountain Ram," by Dudley Carter, 
one ton redwood sculpture, donated 1940, 
Conlan Hall lobby. 

2. "Thomas Edison and Leonardo 
DeVinci," by Fred Olmstead, stone 
sculptured busts, done in 1940, Cloud 
Hall courtyard. 

3. "World Scape 111." by Armand J. 
Trehan, 1,800 pound corten steel 
sculpture, installed in 1972, south front 
lawn of Science Hall. 

4. "Wyoming Coup," by William 
Wareham, welded aluminum sculpture, 
installed 1972. north front lawn of 
Science Hall. 

5. "Fountain." by Art 14 B student 
Michael Gemignani, concrete sculpture, 
installed 1973. Visual Arts courtyard. 

6. "Sentinels." by Aristedes Demetrios, 
$20,000 bronze and steel sculpture, 
installed 1973. front of bookstore. 

7. "Saint Francis of the Guns," by 
Beniamino Bufano, bronze sculpture, 
installed 1977, front of Science Hall 
main entrance. 

8. "Up Tight No. 1," by Jaques Overhoff, 
12 feet high blue and orange cast 
concrete sculpture, installed 1977. Visual 
Arts courtyard near Cloud Circle. 

9. "Bicentennia Wings." by Jaques 
Overhoff, 30 feet high cast concrete 
sculpture, insatlled 1979, front of 
Batmale Hall. 

10. "Sculpture Deck." by Jaques 
Overhoff, cast concrete sculpture deck. 
competed in 1979, Batmale Hall plaza. 

11. "Beast and Owl," by Dudley Carter, 
redwood sculpture, unveiled 1986, 
second floor of Conlan Hall. 


The "Pan American" mural 
by Diego Rivera is located on the 
east wall of the College Theatre 
lobby. The 75 foot long by 22 foot 
high mural-fresco was installed 
in 1961. Rivera painted it in 1940 
at the Golden Gate Internation- 
al Exposition for City College. 

The "Pan American" mural 
created controversies before and 
while it was being painted. "The 
Exposition frowned on having a 
declared Trotskyite painting at 
an American fair," said Emmy 
Lou Packard, who was in charge 
of restoring the mural in 
January, 1972. 

"There was also some talk 
about the material and content 
of Rivera's painting. It seems 
that several people objected to 
his use of Hitler, Stalin, and 
MusBolini (who were enemies of 
the United States during World 
War II) on an American 
painting," she added. 

"I think it is a great piece of 
artwork that is underrated and 
not publicized enough," said 
Hotel and Restaurant student 
Pablo Alonzo. 

"Saint Francis of the Guns," is 
a bronze sculpture that is made 
of 2,000 voluntarily turned in 
weapons. The sculpture by 
Beniamino Bufano honors 
Aabraham Lincoln, John F. 
Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther 
King, and Robert Kennedy, four 
leaders who were slain by guns. 
It was installed in front of the 
main entrance of Science Hall in 

A voluntary collection of guns 
was initiated by San Francisco 
Major Joseph Alioto after the 
1968 assassination of Robert 
Kennedy. The idea of melting 
the 2,000 voluntarily turned in 
weapons to form the statue came 
from San Francisco artist 
Beniamino Bufano. 

It is ironic that San Francisco 
Mayor George Moscone, who 
took part in the dedication of the 
anti-gun sculpture in May, 1977, 
was killed 1 8 months later with a 

"This statue represents a most 
eloquent plea for peace and 
brotherhood," said Moscone at 
the dedication. "An appeal to 
people to voluntarily turn guns 
in is the only effective control 
there is." 

photo by Brooks Wong 

12. "Goddess of the Forest," by Dudley 
Carter, installed 1986 flower bed next to 
College Theatre. 


A. Twin murals, by Fred Olmstead, done 
in 1940 and 1941. main entrance of 
Science Hall. 

B. Two 40 by 50 feet murals, by Herman 
Volz, done in 1941, north and south 
porticos of Science Hall. 

C. "Pan American Mural," by Diego 
Rivera. 75 feet long by 22 feet high 
mural, installed 1961. College Theatre 

D. Mural, by Peter Vandenberge. 8 by 8 
feet ceramic mural, insalled 1972, south 
wall of library. 

E. Two oil on canvas murals, by Art 46B 
student Boris Chichkanoff. done in 1974. 
north and south walls of cafeteria. 

F. Mural of faces, by Art 2B students. 173 
feet long by 16 feet high concrete mural, 
project from 1974-1977. north wall of 
architecture court of Batmale Hall. 


13. Oil painting by Dr. Archibald J. 
Cloud (first City College President), by 
Dr. Nicholas Ferrando. unveiled 1954, 
inside entrance to library. 

14. Ceramic fireplace, by Steven 
DeStaeber, dono in 1969, Student Union. 

15 Copper sundial, by August 
Tiesselink. installed 1979. Cloud Hal) 

16 Silk on screen campus maps and 
directories, by Art 35 students Maria 
Tabo and Vivian Tarn, done in 1976. 
throughout campus. 

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The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

"Time passes like running 
water; you don't really notice 
how much has gone down the 
drain until the bill arrives." 

Isn't it strange the way time 
marches on and things stay the 
same? Especially people. Over 
the holidays, a lot of folks I know 
were drinking. Most of them still 
are. A few were doing drugs and 
continue to do so. Then, there are 
those people who don't do 
anything at all. They watch 
from the sidelines and take 
notes. These are the people we 
count on to let us know what 
happened while we were 
drinking and carrying on; 
unaware of the passing of time, 
or in some cases, afraid of it. 

Before you know it, another 
year has passed and people are 
standing in line for spring 
registration, wondering if the 
classes they need are available, 
or, maybe, thinking ahead to the 
end of the semester and the 
begining of summer. What then? 
Well, enough of that. 


Every New Year's Eve I've 
asked myself the same question: 
where did all the time go? I 
normally wouldn't think about it 
for very long because I'd have 
trouble remembering the 
previous week much less the 
whole year. Ultimately, I've 
been content with the fact that 
I'm still alive. 

Sure, it's the same old story; 
some are happy, some feel guilt, 
shame, and even sorrow. It's all 

part of the New Year's 
celebration. But still, last year 
did feel slightly shorter with 
fewer memborable occasions. 

I called a friend in New York 
at midnight on New Year's Eve 
to ask him if 1987 felt different. 
He said he "couldn't remember 
the year having changed at all 
and that it didn't matter 
anyway. They're all the same." 


The holidays are finally over. 
I hope you had the proper 
amount of good times and 
buffoonery. We had loads of 
fun spending the last two 
nights of the year with good 
old Grateful Dead. It's nice to 
know that all those different 
people can get that blotto and 
still keep themselves under 
control. One would think such a 
mixing of chemicals and 
emotions would make things a 
bit ugly, but as always, the band 
kept everyone under sedation 
with their music. 

It's too bad the Bill Graham 
security team didn't feel the 
effects. Their time could have 
been better spent than chasing 
stoned deadheads from point A 

to point B and back again. 

After the concerts, all of the 
snappy resolutions I'd thought 
up faded into the memory and 
were replaced with the standard 
smoking and drinking denials. 
Even those were forgotten a few 
days later. 

I still get a bit defensive when 
the subject is brought up. What 
the hell; no one is that strong. 


All of this leads up to the 
return of the dreaded spring 
semester. Spring is not quite 
around the corner, not everyone 
has recovered from the holidays 
and the shock of $200 phone 
bills, bad food, too much alcohol, 
and seeing last semester's 
grades. I dont' think everyone 
did that badly; just us sickos 
that haven't been to bed since 
December 31st. 

I imagine things will settle 
down after the first two weeks or 
so of school. The thought of 
buying books, attending classes 
and taking exams usually has a 
very sobering effect on most 

Well boys and girls, let's get 
those hunks open and some 
serious learning under way. I, 
for one, plan to adopt some very 
Btrict studying habits and hope I 
get more accomplished than last 
semester. I'm not saying that 
1986 was that bad of a year, but 
I'm confident 1987 will be a year 
that should make 1986 look and 
feel like a PG-13 movie. 

See you at the scene. 

Scholarships for 
a variety for 

the offering; 
all needs 

"Leonardo DeVinci"greets 
students to Cloud Hall. 

By Carlos Vargas 

Imagine the number of 
applications City Collge's 
Scholarship Office would have 
to hand out if one day they 
publicized a $3,000 scholarship 
whose only requirements were to 
be from a foreign country and to 
have a 2.0 GPA. Not bad! 

Obviously such a scholarship 
would never be offered in a city 
as cosmopolitan as San 
Francisco. However, if you're 
desperate enough, you might 
consider transfering to Tomslin 
College in Cleveland, Tennessee 
where such a scholarship does 
exist. It's called the Missions 
Scholarship, which is awarded 
three times a year and is 
renewable, according to 
"Clark's Guide Directory of Non- 
Need Financial Aid 1982-83." 


Scholarships come in an array 
of sizes and colors to fit all 
shapes and please all tastes, or, 
at least, that's the impression 
one gets when shopping around. 
They range from High School 
Beauty Pageant Scholarships to 
Livestock Queen Scholarships. 
The organizations that provide 
the money range from American 
Sheep Producers in Denver to 
Tupperware Home Parties in 

Some scholarships, such as 
the Dad's Association Scholar- 
ship offered at William Carey 
College, Hattiesburg, Mississip- 
pi can be pretty specific with 
requirements. This one is for a 
young woman with a 2.66 GPA 
and whose father has died and 
whose mother has not 

City College, has its own 
version and it's called the 
Kathleen Parker Gould 
Scholarship. This Scholarship is 
offered to applicants who are 
self-supporting sophomore 
mothers or one or more 
dependent children. She must 
have 44 units, a 3.0 GPA, and 
must be transfering to a B.A. 
program in health education, 
public health or a biological 
science area. 


Most scholarships are 
awarded twice a year by the 
CCSF Scholarship Committee, 
which according to Elaine 
Mannon. coordinator of the 
Scholarship Office at 366 
Batmale, is appointed by the 
Academic Senate. 

"The most coveted scholar- 
ship is the most expensive," said 
Mannon. The Golden Anniver- 
sary $500 Scholarship is at the 
top of the list. 

Another high-ranking 
scholarship which is awarded to 
Chinese women, is the Square 
and Circle. According to 
Mannon, this fall they doubled 
the amount, which now stands 
at $2,400 a year. The 
organization known as the 
Square and Circle Club adopted 
CCSF as their service project 30 
years ago. 

The "Brew Guru" scholarship 
is a $50 tuition scholarship 
awarded to an outstanding 
student over the age of 50. Why 
such a name for a Bcholarhsip? 
The donor, who wishes to 
remain anonymous, "drinks 
beer religously," said Mannon, 

"and contacts breweries to help 
him fund the scholarship." He 
himself was a student over 50 at 
CCSF. He received his A.A 
degree and has since remained 
grateful to his alma mater. 


Departmental scholarships 
are those awarded by the 
various academic departments 
who reach out to the corporate 
world for funds. According to 
Mannon, the real "go-getters" 
are ornamental horticulture 
department, that offers 10 to 20 
different scholarships, and the 
hotel & restaurant department. 

Meanwhile, some students on 
campus believe that scholar- 
ships are "too difficult to get," 
said Hazel Wong, a business 
major, or "only for brainy 
people," said Marie Antonio, a 
hotel and restaurant major, or 
"not interested," added Norman 
Chu, an aero-tech major. 

"Others don't want to deal 
with the letter-writing required 
to apply for some scholarships. 
Ng Yuen Wong, a computer 
information science major, fears 
having to write a composition 
for the scholarship she's 
interested in. 

According to Mannon, if you 
don't apply, then there's no 
doubt you won't get a 
scholarship. Not all scholar- 
ships require an extremely high 
GPA, she said. 

Students who win scholar- 
ships will not have their grant 
aid reduced if the total of all then- 
grant and other resources does 
not exceed their financial aid 
budget, added Mannon. 



JAN. 22-FEB. 4, 1( 

Huey Lewis tops 
BAMA nominations 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

The nominations for the 
10th annual Bay Area Music 
Awards are in and for the 
third straight year, Huey 
Lewis and the News tops 
the nominations. 

The ceremony will be held 
at the San Francisco Civic 
Auditorium on March 21. The 
ticket prices range from $100 
to $25, with those folks who 
buy the $80 or $100 also 
gaining admission to the post 
award show party at a 
undetermined location. 

The tickets have been on 
sale since January 18. All 
profits will go to the Bay Area 
Music Archives and the 
proposed San Francisco Rock 
and Roll Museum. 

Last year, Huey and the 
News walked away with 
eight awards, and they hope 
to break their old record by 
winning more than eight 
because there are two write-in 
categories still undecided - 
Bay Area Club Band of the 
Year and Bay Area Musician 
of the Year. 
The nominees are as follows: 
ALBUM - "Bourgeois Tagg," 
Bourgeios Tagg; "Strange 
Language," Debora Ivall; 
"KBC," The KBC Band; "When 
Morning Falls," Eddie Ray 
Porter; and "Until December," 
Until December. 

"EYE of the ZOMBIE," John 
Fogerty; "Raised on Radio," 
Journey; "Fore," Huey Lewis and 
the News; "Can't Hold Back," 
Eddie Money; and "Landing on 
Water," Neil Young. 

OR EP — "Camper Van 
Beethoven," Camper Van 
Beethoven; "We Care a Lot," 
Faith No More; "Old Time 
Night," Cris Loiter and the 
Hangouts; "Start Breathing," 
The Hangouts; and "Non- 
Fiction," Non-Fiction. 

How do you spell success? 
G-R-U-E-L-L-I-N-G, say the Models 

Huey Lewis 

ALBUM - "Confering with the 
Moon," Will Ackerman; "Soul 
Eyes." Laurie Antonioli; 
"Spontaneous Inventions," 
Bobby McFerrin; "Nothin' but 
the Truth," Jessica Williams; and 
"Homecoming," Denny Zeitlin. 

The Call; Huey Lewis and the 
News; Journey; Metallica; and 


(Big Bang Beat); Sheila E.; 
Bonnie Hayes; and Lynn Ray 
(Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra). 

TARIST - Craig Chaquico 
(Starship); Jerry Garcia 
(Grateful Dead); Kirk Hammett 
(Metallica); Chris Hayes (Huey 
Lewis and the News); and Neil 
Schon (Journey). 

- Jack Cassidy (KBC Band); 
Mario Cippolina (Huey Lewis 
and the News); Randy Jackson 
(Journey); Pete Sears (Starship); 
and Bryan Weisberg (Until 

VOCALIST - Marty Balin 
(KBC Band); John Fogerty, Steve 
Perry (Journey); and Mickey 
Thomas (Starship). 


"Eye of the Zombie," John 
Fogerty; "Hip to be Square," 
Huey Lewis and the News; 
"Rumours," Timex Social Club; 
"Sara." Starship; and 'Take Me 
Home Tonight," Eddie Money. 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Contrary to popular belief, 
being in a successful rock and 
roll group does not usually mean 
limosines, fancy hotels, and 
your pick of many goregous 
dizzy models. 

Just ask Roger Mason, 
keyboardist extrodinaire for the 
up and coming Austrailian 
group The Models. 

The Models have been 
touring since Mason joined the 
group two and a half years ago. 
"We've been touring contin- 
uously. We haven't had any 
hotels on this tour, it's all been 
over-nighters and stuff like that 
except for last night. It was 
wonderful to sleep in a bed." 


Mason isn't complaining 
though, not really. He considers 
himself very fortunate to be a 
member of the group, although 
at one point he actually turned 
down an invitation to join the 
group by founding members 
James Freud and Sean Kelly. 

"I was living in Los Angeles at 
the time. INXS was going 
through town, I knew them from 
Austrailia, so I went to see them. 
They told me that James Freud 
was looking for me." 

Freud and Mason had worked 
together in the past. A few weeks 
later, Mason received a letter 
from Freud telling him that 
Sean and James were on a fact- 
finding trip around the world, 
and that they would stop by Los 
Angeles for a combination 
business trip and vacation. 

When they arrived in Los 
Angeles, they asked Mason to 
join the group. "Initially I said 
no because I was working on 
other things, but two weeks later 
I changed my mind and the rest 
is history." 


By May Taqi-Eddin 

Hello out there. This is your 
roving snoop who just loves 
digging through people's 
garbage to bring you the latest 
dirt on all your favorite music 

Well, let's get the show on the 

Did you know that Saint Bob 
Geldof was awarded $100,000 by 
the Third World Foundation for 
his unselfish efforts to raise 
money for the less fortunate in 

More news about Africa 
Michael Jackson has resigned 
from the board of directors for 
USA for Africa. Rumor has it he 
felt the delays in distribution of 
food and supplies was like 
totally unnecessary, so he 
decided to beat it. 

To fulfill a previous 
contractual obligation to his 
record company, Sammy 
Hagar has entered the studio to 
start work on a solo album. No, 
this does not mean that Sammy 
will leave his position aa 

frontman of Van Halen. In 
fact, Eddie Van Halen will 
play keyboards and drums on 
the album, but not the guitar. 
More on Michael Jackson. 
Rumours have it that his new 
video is going to cost him in 
excess of $1 million. 

Also back in the studio is 
John Cougar Mellancamp. 
He's working on a follow-up to 
his smash album "Scarecrow." 

Poor Boy George. Just as he 
finished work on a solo album, 
he's been slapped with a $44 
million lawsuit by the parents of 
Michael Rudetsky, the Ameri- 
can musician who was found 
dead of a heroin overdose in 
Boy's apartment last year. 
Michael's parents felt that 
George contributed to then- 
son's demise. 

The grandfathers of pop 
heavy metal Def Leppard will 
release their much anticipated 
follow-up to their multi- 
platinum hit album "Pyro- 
mania." The album is titled 

"Hysteria" and it's due out 
sometime this year. I won't 
believe it until I see it boys. 
You've been promising us a new 
album for several years. 

First there was Don Johnson 
and Philip Michael Thomas 

trying to make a successful 
cross-over from television 
detectives to pop music. Now you 
can add Bruce Willis to the 
growing list. Willis who plays a 
detective on "Moonlighting," 
has recorded his debut album 
titled "The Return of Bruno," 
which will be released later this 

Not to be outdone by her co- 
hort on "Moonlighting, rumors 
have it that Cybil Sheppard 
has just signed to MCA records. 
This surely gives the old phrase 
'Book 'em Dano' a new meaning. 

Shocker of the month. Your 
favorite MTV VJ Martha Quinn 
will not return. Her contract was 
not renewed. 

That's all for this issue, see 
you next time! 



Although the group has 
released two albums and has 
been on tour for almost two-and- 
a-half years, Mason says he can 
get sick of both touring and 
studio word. 

"I get sick of both. You reach a 
point where you just don't want 
to be in the studio anymore. 
You've been there for like five 
weeks or something and you 
don't even want to go out on the 
road. If every thing had a four 
week limit on it, I would be a very 
happy man." 


The group often times gets 
written off as just another 
synthesizer group without much 
merit or musicianship. Mason 
thinks only an ignorant person 
can write them off. "Who can 
categorize a band like that. Most 
of the music you hear today is 
synthesizer based. I was just 
reading this aricle the other day 
about how much electronic 
music has infultrated country 

Mason says his group is not 
really a synthesizer band. 
"We've got some synthesizer 
tracks. It used to be more 
synthesizer before I joined, but 
what happened was the band 
was going through changes 
when I joined them. It just ended 
up that the piano and brassy 
stuff seemed to be more 
appropriate sound for The 
Models at the time. 

Mason adds: "With the new 
album that comes out in 
February, we're taking it one 
step further. We sort of left 
brassiness and piano out of it, 
and we just sort of moved into a 
slighly different extension. It's a 
higher quality album than 
anything we've done before." 


The new Models album will 
be called "Models Media." 
Mason says the name was going 
to be several other things before 
"we settled on 'Models Madia.' 
Sean just liked the word media, I 
like it. Most people don't think of 
records or recordings as being 
part of the media. They think of 

television and newspapers ancOok 
radio, but the thing is you'ftieBta 
delivering a message oi c ' 
broadcasting a message the ho 
you want people to get wha ne ~ 
they play the album." «»id< 

Mason's favorite tracks off thi ^ 
record are "Shooting Train," tbe 
and "Kiss." "I do love this albiur *"ch 
more than any other album I'vi e ' ! 
ever worked on. I've gotten man 
personal satisfaction out it." jj 

Mason is no newcomer. He'i ^n 
worked on albums by man) bo 
other musicians like Gar. fl( , 
Numan, as well as, being part o! n( 
the now defunct rock gron 
Illustrated Man. 


The Models are now 
currently touring Austrailuf 
with the Austrailian Made! 
Tour (they share the spotlight! 
with many Austrailian bandi 1 
such as INXS and thil 
Divinyls). They've recenthj 
finished up a support tour for! 
OMD. The Models will comej 
through San Francisco! 
sometime this summer, so look] 
for them. 

Dead Kennedy's Quit 


By May Taqi-Eddin 

San Francisco's premiere 
hardcore punk group the Dead 
Kennedy's has called it quits 
after eight years together. 

Their break up was an- 
nouncd in the midst of 
allegations that Jello Biafra and 
the Dead Kennedy's were 
charged with distributing 
subject matter harmful to 

The charges were filed after a 
mother found an "offensive" 
poster in the Dead Kennedy's 
"Frankenchrist" album; the 
poster was done by H. Giger 
called "Penis Landscape." The 
mother stumbled across the 
poster after her daughter bought 
the album for her brother as a 
birthday present. The mother 
sent a copy of the poster along 
with a complaint letter to the 
District Attorney's office in Los 

A few weeks later, Los Angeles 
officers, along with two San 
Francisco officers, obtained a 
search warrant and ransacked 
Biafra's apartment and the 
office of Biafra's record 
company Alternative Tentacles 
in the hopes of obtaining more 
evidence against Biafra. The 
ironic thing about the whole 
thing is that the Dead 



Kennedy '8 were working on an 
album titled "Bedtime for 

East Bay Ray, the Dead 
Kennedy's guitarist was the 
first to leave the group citing 
disillusionment in what he 
perceived as increasing con- 
servatism and intolerance in the 
punk movement. Ray decided to 
leave the group because he felt 
"the hypocrisy in the punk 
movement had become equal to 








that of society in general." !"2 e 
Because of the legal problem, 1C 
the Dead Kennedy's have not | ame 
been able to release their album Rff^ 
"Bedtime For Democracy," but i"' 
Biafra is hoping to release a 
Dead Kennedy's compulation RVhi 
album sometime this year. If you filleg 
like to help cover Biafra's legal 'amei 
expenses, write to No More he st< 
Censorship Defense Fund, P.O. 
Box 11458, San Francisco, CA angec 
94101. 4 a 

•tin i 


THE GUARDSMAN'S Big Drawing/Giveaway! Here's 
your change a dozen roses to the person of your choice. So, 
don't miss out on this excellent opportunity! 




Student I.D. 

Clip and fill out this coupon and drop off at THE 
GUARDSMAN office in Bungalow 209. The drawing will 
be held Friday, January 30, 1987. So, don't delay! 

Calendar of Events 

by Deborah Quay 

(EDITOR'8 NOTE: la your group 
or organization planning an event 
of interest to your fellow students? 
Submit particulars to: Calendar of 
Events, The Guardsman, c/o 
Deborah Quay, by February 9 for 
the next edition.) 


Campus tours and discussion 
sessions with professors will be 
among the highlights of the 
eleventh Ag Science Field Day to be 
held Saturday, March 7, at the 
University of California, Davis. The 
day is designed to acquaint 
community college students with 
the wide range of educational and 
cultural opportunities offered at 
UCD. Registration deadline is 
February 9. For more information 
contact Caroll Miller, special events 
coordinator, Dean's Office, College 
of Agriculture and Enviommental 
sciences, University of California, 
Davis, CA 95616, (916) 752-6435. 


The Morrison Planetarium presents 
•' Moon lore" through March 22. This 
new sky show explores the myths 
and legends of the moon and tests 
their scientific validity. Shown 
Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. 
and weekends and holidays at 1, 2, 
3, and 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for 


The San Francisco Conservation 
Corps is currently accepting 
applications for new hires. Corps 
members work on project* which 
include building playground 
structures, landscaping and trail 
building, and installing community 
gardens. If you are 18 to 23-years- 
old, call 928-7322 or come by Bldg. 
Ill, Fort Mason, San Francisco. 


Delight in the songs of George and 
Ira Gershwin with A GERSHWIN 
presented on Jan. 29, 30 and 31 at 8 
p.m. in the College Theatre. 


A poet, singer and harpsicordiat 
join three guitarists in presenting A 
ARTISTS on Friday. Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. 
in the College Theatre. 

Tickets to both performances are $5 
general admission and $4 for 
students and seniors. For 
reservations, call 239-3132. Or why 
not take advantage of the CCSF 
Student Special. You and a friend 
can see seven events for $5 per 
person or an average of only seventy 
cents per event! Come by Batemale 
Hall 366 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 


The Architecture Club of CCSF will 
be selling back issues <■>' 
architectural magazines for five to | 
seventy-five cents on Tuesday and 
Wednesday, Jan. 27 and 28, from 1-3 
p.m. at Batemale Hall L241. 






The World Affairs Council of * ' 
Northern California presents an on- i ca 
going series of lectures by gu^ Hajor 
speakers. The January offering* or St« 
include "Nuclear Technology: yj We 
Security or Delusion?" by Susan ^j,]^ 
Lambert, founder and director oi ipecia 
Dodd Project for Radiation Studiee. Wer y 
on Friday, Jan.23, and "A Former 
Hostage Looks at Iran." by Bruc« w 
Laingen, Former Hostage in Iron. «uon 
U.S. Department of State Forei£? «e r>£ 
Service Officer, op Monday. Jan. a e nei 
For more information or reserve 
hone, call 982-2541. 


I. 22-FEB. 4, 1987 


layoffs — 
tsk a Player 

tMark Mazzaferro 
ie college football season is 
• for this year. What has 
Some a tradition is asking the 
writable question: should there 
I playoffs to determine a 

ional champion at the 

ision I level? 

is usual, we've been given 
w after view of every college 
ich willing to speak (and that 
a lot). However, the most 
eable opinion is that of Joe 
ierno, the head football coach 
>enn State. Patemo's Nittany 
ins have been National 
amps two of the last five 


atemo thinks it would be a 
at idea to have the playoffs. 
ik at the popularity of the 
Bta Bowl this year between 
club and Miami. Some 70 
lion people watched the 
oe-can they all be wrong? 
ides, there are playoffs at 
ry other level of college 
tball. Why not Division I, 
ich is supposedly the high lest 
>1 available? 


[o matter how noble 
emo's motives may seem, it 
boils down to the one thing 
t will not suprise anyone- 

fith the potential of having a 
ional championship game 
fed in Tempe, Fiesta Bowl 
rials offered the two teams 
idng over $2 million to 
ticipate. Naturally, both 
imi and Penn State accepted 
the game was on. Here 
ies the rub. 

ollege football conferences 
set up so that every member 
res its cut of bowl money 
i the rest of the conference, 
ther words, Stanford split its 
ley from the Gator Bowl with 
rest of the teams in the Pac- 
even Cal). 

enn State and Miami are not 
>ciated with any college 
ference. They are indepen- 
t. They get to keep all the 
ley they make from bowl 
ies and television appearan- 
Thus, it is argued that a 
ional championship playoff 
tern would benefit the 
ipendents financially. 


), we should take everything 
;erno says about the 
aefits" of a playoff system 
i a grain of salt. Unfortu- 
jly, he is in a position to 
'cise great influence on the 
of the college coaches due to 
experience and knowledge of 
game. I'm pretty sure 
emo knows all about the 
ncial benefits he would reap 
the playoff system was 

ne thing does bother me 
e a bit. When are they going 
et around to really asking the 
fere how they feel about 
licipating in those playoff 
aes. We've heard from 
ryone but the student- 
letes involved. 


hile I'm on the topic of 
ege playoffs and bowl 
ies, I thought I might discuss 
Bteroid issue for a moment, 
scently, a swimmer dial- 
led the NCAA on the signing 
i letter of consent of drug 
ing during the season and 
a restraining order against 
I testing. The ramifications 
»at decision are tremendous. 
»mes, however, a little late for 
ee players who were 
>ended from their teams for 
use of Bteroids this past bowl 

ere's a question that should 
asked by all concerned, 
"dally the players: When do 
' plan to start testing college 
feseorB and all college 
tents for drug use? What 
'es football players so 

can see it now. "Sociology 
or Suspended from Finals 
Steroid Use." And why not? 
we hear about is how college 
etes shouldn't receive any 
^ial treatment. I agree. Test 

dridge Cleaver said it best: 
»n't want to be chased by the 
Patrol the rest of my life." 

Ladies Lose, 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Every now and then, good 
teams, in whatever sport they 
may be in, need a reminder 
that opponents just do not roll 
over and play dead. That was 
the case in the City College 
women's basketball loss to 
visiting Merritt of Oakland, 


The Rams started the game 
so pumped-up that Merritt's 
efforts to contain them were 
friutless. Merritt players 
found themselves falling over 
each other, having passes 
stolen, and were being out- 
rebounded by the aggressive 
San Franciscans. 

Gradually though, those 
same Thunderbirds, who were 
falling over themselves, 
turned the game completely 
around. They turned a 24-12 
CCSF lead into a mere 27-22 
advantage at halftime. Then, 
the still hot T-birds took the 
lead with 12:59 left in the 
game, 35-31. 


By this time, panic had 
striken City College, while 
Merritt had gained con- 
fidence. Ram passes were 
being stolen left and right. 
City College shots were 
falling into Thunderbird 
players hands instead of 
through the hoop. 

On the other side of the 
court, Merritt players Andre 
Moore and Yasmie Gray were 
converting nearly every shot. 

"They played well and we 
did not," said a calm head 
coach Tom Giusto of his 
team's loss. 


Despite the poor play by 
City College overall, there 
was -still a -ehanee- for -the - 
Rams to pull the game out of 
the hat. With Merritt nursing 
a tender 53-50 lead, three 
straight CCSF passes were 
stolen and two of them 
converted into points for a 57- 
50 Thunderbird lead with 1:17 
left in thegame;^_ 

photo by John Umphry 

Rams Rebound, 


By Jim De Gregorio 

photo by John Umphry 


Lora Alexander puts up a shot 
against Merritt. 

- By the- game's end, thatr 
very statistic showed why the 
Rams blew the game 

"It wasn't so much as their 
press as our studpidity," said 
Giusto, adding," you can't 
shoot when you don't have the 

The men's basketball team 
needed a pushover to break in to 
the win column for the 
conference. Finally, after two 
straight losses in one of the 
toughest leagues in California, 
the Golden Gate Conference 
(GGC), the Rams managed to 
cream the visiting West Valley 
College Vikings 94-65. 


Both teams, coming into the 
game without a conference 
victory, were hungry for the win. 
City College's superior floor play 
and six-player double-figure 
scoring were foo much for the 
Viking, who slumped to 0-3 in 
league play (8-8 overall). The 
Rams improved their record to 1- 
2 in league and 14-6. City is 
currently ranked 15th in the 

The Vikings managed to keep 
the game close in the early 
minutes. CCSF had only a 10 
point margin at halftime, 36-26, 
but the second half was far 

The Rams rolled to a 50-34 lead 
at 14:32 and continued to roll at 
6:42 with a 70-46 lead. 


Contributing to the win was 
Mark Robinson with 22 points. 
In fact, the high scoring night 
marks the end of a scoring 
drought for the 6'5 forward. He 
added three slam-dunks for good 

Also contributing in the 
scoring department included 
Marcell Gordon with 19, Carl 
Kyle with 12, Kevin Stafford 
with 11, Henry Whitmore with 
11, and Aaron Grizzell with 10. 


The Rams were coming off two 
conference losses to Chabot and 
San Jose by respective scores of 
95-81 and 73-71. 

City College held a one point 
lead at halftime against the host 
Gladiators of Chabot, but were 
overwhelmed in the second half 

Robinson scores two of his 
game high 22 points. 

ae Chabot reserves mixed well 
with regulars to defeat the 
Rams. The story was different 
against San Jose, as the 
Jaguars, ranked 11th in 
Northern California, and the 
Rams kept the game close 

Is College Boxing An 
Outdated Pursuit? 

Former CCSF Boxer Paris Alexander: Is he the Last of a Boxing 

Breed at City? 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

While its been 26 years since 
the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA) last 
recognized boxing as a 
championship sport, City 
College of San Francisco (CCSF) 
still maintains boxing classes 
and an annual boxing 
tournament as well. Why did 
college boxing fade away as an 
important sport? Should boxing 
be continued at any level? 


In a survey of local 
universities and community 
colleges, it was learned that 
neither San Francisco State, the 
University of California at 
Berkeley, Laney, College of San 
Mateo, Chabot or Diablo Valley 
College maintain any boxing 
classes. With the exception of 
Cal's intermural boxing club, 
none of the schools have a 
boxing club. 

In Cal's case, the program is 
run by students. 

Physical Education instructor 
Pat Henderson said "it sounds 
like a good idea" when asked 
about boxing at Diablo Valley 
College. Is boxing a good idea? 

The last school to win the 
NCAA boxing championship is 
only about an hour's drive from 
the City College campus. San 
Jose State took the team title in 
boxing three years straight, 
from 1958 to 1960. In 1960, the 
Spartans won five of nine 
individual weight class 
championships. In 1961, the 
program was stopped. 

"We only offer boxing classes 
now," said San Jose State Sports 
Information Director Lawrence 
Fan. "The boxing program itself 
was discontinued in 1961 
following an injury to one of the 

Fan, who wasn't at the 
university in 1961, was unable to 
explain the extent of the injury, 
only saying, "it was serious." 

Boxing itself has been around 
for a long time. The first 
evidence of boxing appears in 
1500 B.C. It lasted until about 1 
B.C. when the Romans used 
captured warriors as entertain- 
ment in which the captives 
would fight to the death. There 
was no record of any fighting 
until around the 18th century 
when boxing of the bare- knucled 
variety arrived on the scene. Ita 
evolution has brought us to the 
point we are at today. 

CCSF Athletic Director Ernie 
DomecuB made some interesting 
observations about boxing in 
general when asked about the 
CCSF program. 

"The idea in boxing," 
Domecus said, "is to take out 
your opponent. People get hurt 
in other sports by accident. In 
boxing, that's pretty much the 


"The liability alone makes 
boxing in colleges prohibitive. If 

some guy somewhere gets hurt, 
there's going to be problems," 
Domecus added. 

Not to mention the costs of 
maintaining a program. Steve 
Moorhouse, boxing instructor 
and coach at CCSF said, "four 
gloves cost $150 and a ring cost 
$5000." Put that together 
with the assuredly high liability 
insurance rates and you've got 
an expensive proposition for a 
community college. 

Putting insurance and cost 
factors aside, another big reason 
and possibly the main reason for 
the great decline of college 
boxing is the Amateur Athletic 
Union (AAU). 

The AAU was founded in 1888 
and in recent years has produced 
world reknown boxers like 
Aaron Pryor, George Foreman, 
Leon Spinks, Marvelous Marvin 
Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard. 
Many boxers forgo college to 
enter the AAU and its many 
tournaments. With a track 
record of producing champions, 
it's hard to argue with the 
AAU's success. 

The City College boxing 
program is one of the oldest in 
the state. But, whether, the 
CCSF athletic department will 
start taking a close look at its 
boxing programs, only Domecus 
knows the answer. 

Rams Sports Schedule 


January 27th . . ;■! San Jose City Colk i< 00 pm 

January 30th ... -at Merrill > j; ( >m 

February ; '>l .Chabot. 6:00 pm 

1-cbru.ii > <Mh .nCSM . .., 6:00 pm 


January : i )ih at San Jose City College 7:30 pm 

J.inu,ip, Jlsi . at West Valley . .7 10 pm 

February 3rd Diablo Valley s.oo pm 

February 6th . ...atChaboi 7:30pra 


February I Ith . atCabrillo.. . 3.00pm 


February 6-8 Delia Toumameni ai Su^kion . I'BA 

Sports Shorts 

^^^^^^^Photo Itv Styvc Erich ixn 

La Day runs to league MVP title 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

After leading City College to a 
7-2-1 season, running back Louis 
LaDay was named the Golden 
Gate Conference (GGC) Player 
of the Year in football. 

LaDay lead the league in 
rushing and all-purpose 
yardage, as well as leading the 
state in scoring. He scored 18 
touchdowns in 10 games and 
two 2-point conversions for 112 
total points. 

Offensive lineman Laita 
Leatutufu was named co- 
offensive lineman of the year 
along with Fritz Ala of San Jose 
City College. Leatutufu was also 
named a second team JC Ail- 

Other Ram players receiving 
first team All-GGC honors 
included: receiver Andre 
Alexander, guard Richard 
Hayes, defensive backs Eric 
Racklin and James Richards, 
defensive end Ronald Brooks 
and linebacker David Tanuva- 
sa. Second team selections 
included center Derrick Jinks, 
defensive tackle Iosefa To'o and 
punter Steve Albrecht. 


The Olympic Commitee of 
Guatemala has once again 
invited City College of San 
FranciBco track and field coach 
Ken Grace to their country. 
Grace will be presenting a series 
of track clinics to their national 
coaches and athletes. 

Four members of City 
College's championship 
women's volleyball team were 
honored for playing ability by 
the Golden Gate Conference 
(GGC). Dedra Phillips and 
Margaret Leong received first 
team all-GGC honors. Suzanne 
Knorr and Jacqui Brust were 
given honorable mention to the 


The men's basketball team 
enters Golden Gate Conference 
play with a 12-4 preseason 
record. The Rams were ranked 
No. 15 in the state and No. 6 in 
Northern California at press 
time. They face tough 
competition from the rest of the 
conference as three of the 
remaining four members of the 
conference are also ranked 
among the top 15 in Northern 
California. Chabot, San Jose, 
and Diablo Valley are ranked 
No. 3, No. 11, and No. 13 
respectively in Northern 
California. Chabot ie ranked No. 
8 in the State. City was beaten 
by Chabot 95-81 last January 

The women's team went 12-2 
in preseason play. They are 
currently ranked No. 2 in 
Northern California and No. 7 in 
the State. It looks like it should 
be a good season for both teams. 


Donna Runyon, first-year 
softball coach, is looking 
forward to her duties as City 
College's women's coach. "It 
should be a fun season," Runyon 
said. "I hope to have 21 players 
on the team." The season starts 
February 11th. 


Football coach George Rush 
announced the following 
signings of football players to 
attend four year schools next 
season: Louis LaDay, Universi- 
ty of Hawaii; Eric Racklin, 
Tulane University; Andre 
Alexander and David Shelton, 
Fresno State, Derrick Jinks, 
Long Beach State; James 
Richards, Sacramento State. 
Good luck to these City College 


JAN. 22-FEB.- 


Registration delays 
foster 'dial-a-class' 

photo by Mark 1 

By Harry Teague 

If you had a long delay in 
getting through registration this 
semester you were not alone. 

According to a GUARDS- 
MAN survey, many students 
had delays up to two-and-a-half 

"The night I was there, the 
lines were long," said Ray Stair, 
a continuing student "It was 
somewhat more slower than last 

Added Thomas Chiocco, a 
sophmore: "I think the 
registration people had a 
problem being told to get out of 
the Student Union. I think 
things were hardled technically 

Larry Broussal, head of 
Admissions and Records 
acknowledged many of the 
complaints. "I honestly don't 
blame the students for 
complaining - I agree with 
them," he said. 


"We really weren't set up to 
take care of the large numbers 
now that we are in the 

Broussal blamed Tuesday's 
1:30 p.m. start up time for 
registration on wanting to avoid 
a conflict with the snack bar and 
wanting to save money by 
eliminating one extra work day 
inorder to "keeping our workers 
more efficient." 

Former Faculty dies 

Former City College math- 
matics instructor, Michael M. 
Monaco, who taught for 30 years 
from 1942-72, died from a heart 
attack while playing golf on 
New Year's Eve. He was 77. 

"It is obvious he loved 
mathmatics and he conveyed 
that. He really loved to teach," 
said Frank Cerrato, a former 
student of Monaco, now 
department chairperson of 
mathmatics. "He certainly liked 
students. And I think he was in 

love with City College." 

Cerrato added: "Even after 30 
years in the field he retained his 
enthusiansm - that's a real 
positive influence for a young 
instructor. You think 'If I could 
be like that in 30 years from now, 
that would be fantastic.'" 

Monaco, besides his 30 years 
at City college, was an evening 
instructor at S.F. State. 

Monaco is survived by three 
children and nine grand- 

To alleviate the long waiting 
time next spring, Broussal plans 
to start the registration process 
a few days earlier. He said the 
summer and fall registration 
period runs pretty smoothly 
because the cafeterial is closed 
during this time. 


Broussal outlined a four-year 
plan to upgrade the computers, 
which he claimed, would "take 
care of 75%" of the delays. 

He said the first step, is to see 
what is available in fully- 
automated touch-toned tel- 
phones, then study other 
colleges which have implement 
such a system, before imple- 

This proposal will not affect 
City College's registration 
process for at least three years, 
said Broussal. 


At presstime, some 4,000 to 
5,000 were undergoing late 
registration, which caught 
registration officials by 
surprise. For instance, Dan 
Driscoll, said: "I have have not 
seen lines for applications this 
long since the early '70s," said 
Dan Driscoll, registration 

Parking ticket woes continue 

By Lori Baldwin and Wing 

What goes around comes 
around. Such is the case with the 
revenues generated from 
parking permits and citations 
on campus. 

In a recent survey conducted 
on campus, evening students 
were asked how they felt about 
the $7.50 permit now required for 
night and weekend parking in 
campus lots. The consensus was 
the fee was nominal. Also, many 
students did not know where 
their $7.50 went. 

Technically, they are buying 
an Associated Student Body 
sticker indicating membership 
for the semester, which provides 
preferred parking permit, 
discount on supplies at CCSF 
bookstore and on-campus 
activities, free entry to games, 
and photocopies at 59 each, 

according to the Student 
Services Division of the Student 
Activities Department. 

Initially, evening and 
weekend parkers had to pay 
$7.50 for parking permits 
beginning this semester to help 
pay for the $10,000 the city 
Public Utilities Commission 
was going to charge City College 
for rental of the North Reservoir, 
but that plan was dropped by the 
PUC, according to Brigs Paz, 
management assistant of the 
College Business Office. 

Now, "this revenue comes 
partly from of the Associated 
Students Budget for Fall 1986, 
said Paz, adding that $13,779 
goes toward fee collections and 
permit issuance parking lot 
maintenance, and even- 
ing/Saturday parking enforce- 
ment. The rest of the revenue 

Bungalows get 
new look 

Renewed efforts to make City College more wheelchair 
accessible began during the holiday break. Targeted were 
Bungalows 209-213, which were the subject of a Guardsman's 
story last semester on how many campuB areas remain 
inaccessible to the handicapped. The work, by the San 
Francisco Public Works Department, is expected to be 
completed by Feb. 1 at a cost of $16,000 for a ramp, safety rails 
and stairway connecting all five bungalows. 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 


Vester Flanagan, dean of student activities, (right) administer oath of office to Associated 8t 
President William Wierenga (center/left) and council members (R-L) Kim Tavaglione, Cryg 
Chan (vice-president), Daniel Collans, and Basillio Alviar. 

Wierenga is new pr 
amid low voter turnoi 

covers all other budgeted 
expenditures of the A.S. 

According to Paz, a total of 
$37,327.50 was generated from 
the sales of 4,977 student body 
stickers in Fall 1986. There are 
about 1,300 student parking 
stalls and 550 stalls for faculty 
and staff members. 

Ticket fines also provide 
funds. About 50 percent of the 
money collected from the 
standard San Francisco Police 
Department (SFPD) citations 
goes back to the S.F. Community 
College District. "The revenue 
goes back into the College's 
General Fund as a deposit which 
covers no specific department, 
class, or cause," said Jim 
Takeuchik chief accountant of 
the Community College District. 

The number of tickets varies, 
but campus police gave out 
about 2,00 tickets in September 
and about 1,400 in October, 
according to Sergeant J. Swan, 
who is in charge of processing 
citations. Most tickets are for 
$10: parking without the proper 

Swan said evening parkers 
accounted for half of all tickets. 
In Fall 1986 there were 8,003 
evening students compared to 
15,264 daytime students as of 
Census II on Nov. 18, according 
to Laurent Broussal, dean of 
admissions and records. 

Cloud Circle is a trouble spot. 
Swan said most of the evening 
citations are for this location. "A 
lot of students park on Cloud 
Circle and they're not supposed 
to," he said. "They're being 
defiant or just don't know - I 
don't know. There are signs." 

The tickets are standard 
SFPD citations and fines are 
paid to the City Municipal 
Court, but few students know 
that they can protest directly to 
the citing officer who can void it 
or that there is a "Parking 
Protest Tips" sheet they can pick 
up at the Police Office, Room 
119, Cloud Hall. 

There is no quota for citations 
says Campus Police Capt. 
Randy Bendino. 

"The whole city of San 
Francisco is facing a major 
parking problem. We're actually 
lucky here at City not to have 
enforced neighborhood (pre- 
ferential) parking permits, like 
(S.F.) State or USF. There is a 
ratio of three cars to one slot 
presently, but we are not by any 
means worse off than other 
college environments," added 
Dr. Charles Collins associate 
director of facilities and 

Since there doesn't seem to be 
any way to add parking spaces, 
other alternatives to ease the 
parking situation should be 

By Harry Teague 

William Wierenga, a 25-year 
old international studies 
student, has captured the 
Associated Student- presidency 
by a slim margin in what was 
one of the lowest voter turnouts 
in City College history. 

Wierenga, by a 90-vote 
margin, defeated Haseeb 
Chaudhry 192-102, while John 
Schaefer garnered only 19 votes, 
according to offical election 
results. With 322 ballots cast, 
less than 2 per cent of the 
student population voted in the 
Dec. 9-10 student body election. 


In the Student Council race, 
there was no contest. Six League 
of Students members, who ran 
unopposed, won handily. Four 
other students were elected as 

write-in candidates. 

For the vice-presidency, 
Crystal Chan racked up an 
impressive 239 vote count 
against 11 total votes among the 
nine other candidates. 

Since there were 63 write-in 
candidates receiving eight votes 
or less for the 15-member 
Council, Election Commissioner 
Ross Beard notified interested 
candidates to attend the 
Council's first session. 

However, some like Brian 
Dinsmore, editoral editor of The 
Guardsman, who received two 
votes, indicated he would not 
serve on the Council. 

"Although I did not know I 
was elected to the Council, I can 
assure you that I did not come to 
City College to serve on the 
Student Council," he said. 



"I've got two erf^ 
subjective objectives, but a ^ 
the Council as a whole ot 
as the school as a whole, 
to look into which of 
doable," said the new mm 
President Wierenga. j^ 



A proposed constitHyea 
admendment, which wool pas 

filled all Council vacancii 
special election, won 
29 margin. However, 
measure can not be t 
because the A.S. const 
requires two-thirds vote 
total ballots cast. Out M 
votes, the proposal recein 





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his/her studies in business/computer or 
an energy-related field. Applicants must 
be U.S. citizens or permanent residents 
who have completed 12 units with a 3.0 
GPA. Deadline February 27. 

SCHOLARSHIP - One $350 scholarship 
awarded to a student who will be 
transferring to a UC campus in the fall. 
Deadline March 13. 

scholarships awarded to minority 
students who have completed 24 units at 
CCSF with a 2.8 GPA Deadline March 

full-tuition scholarship is awarded to a 
CCSF student transferring to Golden 
Gate. Applicants must be full-time 
students with 60 transferable units, all 
earned at a Community College, with a 
3.15 GPA. Deadlines: Summer semester, 
February 13; Fall semester. March 13. 


CHEMISTRY - One $750. two $125 
scholarships. Contact Alfred Lee, S251. 

HOTEL & RESTAURANT - $500-$1500 
scholarships. Contact Milt McDowell, 

scholarship up to $250. Contact Betty 
Mattea, S134. 

$10041000. Contact Anne Nelson. B317. 

MATHEMATICS •- Two $50-$300 
awards. Contact Frank Cerrato, L756. 
By March 13. 

BIOLOGY - One $250 award. Contact 
Elaine Johnson, S304, before March 13. 

explored. Car pooling is 
encouraged, but Bandino added 
that City College has very 
accessible public trans- 

Campus Police Chief Gerald 
DeGirolamo suggested extended 
day classes in the afternoon so 
there aren't so many students 
and their cars fighting for a 
parking space. 

As it is, DeGirolamo makes it 
clear: "Don't take chances. Save 
the agony of being ticketed; 
$7.50 is less than the charge of 
one ticket." 


renewable scholarships of up to $250 will 
be awarded to students with high 
academic standing, financial need, past 
service to the community and potential 
for future community service. Deadline 
is February 15. 

AWARDS - Several awards up to $500 
are available to Alpha Gamma Sigma 
members who have completed at least 60 
semester units with a minimum GPA of 
3.75. For applications, contact Valerie 
Meehan, S225, at the beginning of the 
Sprin semester. 

One $250 scholarship will be awarded 
each spring to a freshman student who 
has completd at least six units, but on 
more than 24 unite with a GPA of 2.0 or 
better. Candidates are asked to submit a 
500 word essay about student leadership 
in addition to two letters of 
recommendation. The deadline is March 
13. Foreign students witn an F-l Visa are 
not eligible to apply. 

CIATION -- One $350 academic 
scholarship for Latino Laiinn student 
transferring to a four-year institution 
and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadline 
is March 13. 

For more information see the CCSF 
catalog or go to the Scholarship Office, 
L366 for applications. 

FUTURE cont. 

"What I don't see is a 
commitment to capitalize our 
human talent, and if we don't, 
we're going to be in the sewer," 
said Smith. He said many 
women, minorities, single 
parents and returning adults are 
able to get an education at 
community colleges that 
otherwise might not be 

He added that about 40 
percent of all California 
university graduates come from 
community colleges. 

According to Smith, Califor 
nia spends about $1,800 per 
student, whereas other states 
spend twice that much. "When 
we do well by education, the 
money (the students) produce 
comes back." 

He added that the community 
college system is caught 
between the elementry and 
secondary school program and 
the California state university 
system which are the states first 

The Guardsi 
honors 14 
student scril 
at banquet 

By A.E. Mihailovsky 

A story on militi 
cruitment on campufl 
reporter Harry Teaguf] 
place for the Best Gut 
News Story for Fall 198&] 

The award was pi 
the First Annual Gu« 
Awards Banquet held atl 
Restaurant on Decern' 
1986. Honorable mentionl 
Best News Story went to] 
Dinsmore and Liz Ebinf 

Among the 30 
attendance were guest 
Robert Morse, columnist I 
San Francisco Examin* 
College President 
Ramirez, Dean Bennett 
and journalism faculty 
Navarro and Gladys 
They were joined by 
journalists, friends, and I 


The Best Opinion AwaH] 
jointly to Kevyn Clark 
column "The Scene" 
Williams for his opinion p« 
Hollywood's "Rambizar 
films. Honorable mention] 
to Harry Teague. 

The Best Review went toj 
Dinsmore for his critique] 
Eddie Money concert. 

The Best Feature Story 
went to Tony Hayes 
profile on City College 
and well renowned ac 
Meriweather. Hono 
mention went to Mark 

The Best Feature 
Award went to Marja 
a photo of a student 
Honorable mention 
Adrienne Marks-Darnroo-: 

The Best Sports Story 
went to Jim De Gregono 
football season pr' 1 
Honorable mention ' 
Mark Mazzafero. 

The Best Sports Photo* 
went to Mark BarthoW* 




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football game coverage 


City College and San Jo" 

Special departmental > 
went to May Taqi-Edchn 
Inspirational Staffer and^ 
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Vol. 103. No. 2 

City College of San Francisco 

Feb. 5-18, 1987 

Campus hit again with thefts 

By Jim De Gregorio 

In recent months, City College 
has been hit with a rash of 
burglaries with losses totaling 
$5,350 from four different 
departments, three of which are 
located in the Science Building. 

The largest theft occured in a 
Career Placement Center room 
on the first floor of the Science 
Building where the depart- 
ment's new IBM (PC) terminal 
was stolen. It was worth $3,000. 

"It was secured so whoever did 
it knew how to take the security 
cable off," said department 
chair Kathleen Mitchell. 
"According to the police, there 
were no signs of a break-in," she 

The theft occured over the Dr. 
Martin Luther King weekend, 
and, since then, the placement 
office has been disrupted, added 

The Career Placement Center 
theft was not the only big break- 
in on campus. 


For the fourth time in the past 
year and the second time in the 
past month, the broadcasting 
department had equipment 
stolen without evidence of a 
forced entry. 

Students and instructors of 
City College's KCSF were 
surprised to find that three audio 
cassette recorders were missing 
when they returned to begin the 
spring semester, and two video 
recorders were stolen during the 
weekend of January 24 and 25. 

"A person or persons entered 
the broadcasting department 
with a key and stole approxi- 
mately $1,400 worth of 
equipment, which will now 
require a key restriction policy 
within the department," said 
City College police chief Gerald 
De Girolamo. "There has been 
too much free access in that 
area," he said. 

The first theft occured at this 
same time last year when a $350 
cassette recorder, similar to the 
ones stolen 10 days ago, was 
stolen and later replaced by the 

The second theft happened at 
the beginning of the Fall 1986 
semester when a stack of 80 
promotional records valued at 
$800 were reported missing from 
the audio half of the department. 

The two audio recorders that 
were stolen over the Christmas 
holidays, were completely 
assembled, but stashed away in 
one of the far corners of the 

department's repair shop. The 
third recorder, a walkman, was 
the personal belonging of 
broadcast engineer Jack 
Petritus, and was also located in 
the repair room on a work table. 
The total value of the three 
recorders is $300. 

"It had to be someone 
knowledgable about what they 
were looking for," said senior 
technical assistant Ed Schow. "I 
don't think it was a person 
passing through. We looked at 
custodians, students, every- 
body, but we don't know who got 

A department by department 
survey, also revealed that 
several other minor thefts 
occured within the Science 


A glass booth on the first floor 
was broken into and a small 
telescope worth $300 was taken. 
Also, the doors leading to the 
astronomy department on the 
fourth floor had signs of 
someone trying to break into 

"These buildings have people 
walking in and out of them at all 
times," said Don Warren, 
astronomy department chair. 

"Somebody had a big screw- 
driver and tried to break in." 

Also in the Science Building, 
William Maynez of the physics 
department, had $300 worth of 
wood working tools stolen, 
including a circular saw, drill, 
belt sander, glue gun, and a 
socket set. 

"It had to be an inside job," 
said Maynez. "It happened 
while I was working. I was 
cutting lumber, and when I 
walked out, somebody must 
have slipped in and stole the 

At a recent College Council 
meeting, several department 
chairs complained about the 
growing number, of burglaries 
on campus. Some suggested the 
following action: 1) Keeping 
sensitive equipment locked in 
areas with only one person have 
access, 2) Re-keying many 
rooms and areas where 
equipment is kept, and 3) 
Increasing vigilence by campus 

President Carlos Ramirez said 
he was calling upon Vice 
President Juanita Pascual to 
form a "committee to consider 
different proposals that would 
tighten security and reduce the 
rash of thefts" on campus. 

South Reservoir Battle Renewed 

By Harry Teague 

The battle for control of the 
South Reserviour has been 

In November, San Francis- 
cans will once again vote on 
whether the 12.3 acre South 
Reservoir should be converted 
into 203 "moderate-income" 
housing units. 

Passage of Propostion E last 
November gave approval to 
begin construction, but soon 
thereafter, opposing groups like 
the City College Faculty for 
Responsible Development 
(CCFRD) mobilized a petition 
gathering campaign to place a 
referendum on the November 
ballot. They garnered the 
necessary 14,000 signatures to 
call for a new city-wide vote. 


The CCFRD, spearheaded by 
librarian Julia Scholand, is one 

group who has its own ideas 
about the use of the South 

The faculty-based group, 
while stressing that it does not 
oppose housing development, 
thinks that further development 
of City College is in order. 
According to Scholand,. one of 
the pressing needs for City 
College is a larger library. 

The group wants a library 
designed to handle the needs of 
24,000 students. "There is a 
strong need for a library several 
times the size of the present 
one," said Scholand. 

To Challenge City Hall, 
CCFRD had to hire people to 
collect the signatures at 50C per 

The faculty responded by 
contributing money. Scholand 
said she herself lent $1,200. 

Also, Scholand said Madeline 
Mueller loaned the campaign 
$1,200 along with $1,000 from 
the mathmatics department. 


Today the group remains in 
debt, but Scholand is optimistic. 
"When we first started, we knew 
nothing about the procedures 
to challenge City Hall. But, we 
have learned a lot in the last 

She added: "Now we have to 
become more sophisticated in 
fund-raising. I believe we can 
raise the money." 


The faculty's achievement 
does not mean they have won 
the war. Other groups, such as 
the San Francisco Board of 
Supervisors, according to 
Registar of Voters, Jay 
Patterensen "want this thing off 

New grant to study drop-out problem 







Why do they leave and how to stop the exodus, are questions that ponder college officials. 

By Harry Teague 

Concern by campus officials 
about the low transfer rate of 
City College students, as well as 
the high drop-out rate, has led to 
a new federal grant to study 
these problems. 

According to Shirley Kelly, 
vice president of instruction, a 
Title III grant will provide 
precise data on students who 
leave school. The study will also 
Provide information to 
instructors, so they will know 
the percentage of drop-outs in 
their classes, said Kelly. 

Although the number of 
students who drop-out of City is 
unknown, recent California 
Community College's report, 
said only one of three City 
College students will transfer to 
a four-year institution. 


The reasons students leave 
school appears to be varied, but 
one important cause may be 
academic failure. "Students who 
come in to drop-out usually have 
a good excuse. But, I am not sure 
that the excuse they give is the 
real reason,", said R. La Croix, a 
City College counselor at City 

He added: "I think if you look 
at their grades, you'll find that 
they are not doing very well." 

Other reasons for leaving 
school were cited by Kelly. 
"Basically, drop-out is an 
unfortunate term because people 
often leave school when they 
have fulfilled their own personal 
objectives. For example, one- 
third of the students attend 
evening classes and they 

usually have a job," said Kelly. 
Kelly said students should be 
judged by the standards each set 
for themselves. 


One way to identify potential 
drop-outs, according to J.M. 
Baily , a City College counselor, 
is to identify those students who 
are doing poorly. "We get a 
computer printout of all students 
who are not doing well, the 
potential drop-outs, and see 
them first before we start seeing 
anyone else," Bailey said. 

For students who may be 
considering leaving City, Kelly 
hoped the students would first 
talk with their counselor. If this 
was not possible, Kelly said she 
would counsel student* herself. 

the ballot, and if they can do it 
with a legal technicality, they'll 
do it." 

Also, Water Deparment 
officials disagree with the 
referendum. "I think this issue 
was resolved in the last election 
and that the housing project 
should go forward," said 
Deborah Rohere, a Water 
Department official. 

Meanwhile, Scholand thinks 
her group has a "fighting 

"With all the confusion 
surrounding last November's 
vote when 30 percent of voters 
voted "no" because they are 
confused, I think our 41 percent 
was outstanding," said 
Scholand. "If we can let people 
know that this is not education 
against housing-nor an either 
or situation-but, that we can 
have both, I think we can win." 

Faculty gets 

By Harry Teague 

After months of bitter 
negotiations, the San Francisco 
community college teacher's 
union and the district has 
reached an agreement that gives 
faculty a 6.5 percent pay hike. 

Final approval of the package, 
a second semester peer 
evaluation of part-time faculty 
and that also included one year 
health plan for part-timers after 
they worked the required 
number of hours during the 
summer session, came Jan. 28 at 
a special meeting of the Board of 
Trutees for the San Francisco 
Community College District 
Previously, the American 
Federation of Teachers/Local 
2121 approved the offer by a 217- 
10 membership vote-an offer 
that is retroactive to Fall 1986 
and is good through Fall 1988. 


Initially, the union sought a 
7.04 percent salary increase, 
but the district had countered 
with a 6.27 percent offer. 

"Because of faculty support, 
we did move the district," said 
Chris Hanzo, executive 
secretary of AFT/Local 1212. 
"Statewide, this was one of the 
highest salary increases." 

Honzo added: "We feel with 
the 18 percent budget increase 
received by the district, we 
deserved more than this. Also we 
are starting a campaign to 
address the needs of part-timers, 
who represent 60 percent of the 


Ron Lee, dean of personnel at 
City college, called the 

Sink or Swim? 

Sunnerged 'bug' proved no easy escape for its owner. 

Rainstorms create havoc 

By Carlos Vargas 

Parking at CCSF is a well- 
known problem, but last week 
when early morning students 
arrived and found that nearly a 
quarter of the reservior was 
under two feet of water, the 
problem became more evident. 

"It's been crazy today-50 to 60 
cars co uidn t parx, ' ' said campus 
police Sgt. Ray Yee when he and 
two other officers walked 
towards a light blue Isuzu to 
ticket the car for parking in the 
South reservior instead of the 
flooded north lot. 


Both Joe How, a mechanical 

engineering major, and Paul 
Long, a business adminstration 
major, parked their cars only a 
few feet from the deepest end, 
but close enough to the slope. 
They managed to get in and out 
of their cars by climbing onto the 
roof and the hood of their cars in 
order to reach the slope without 
getting their feet wet. 

A red Barlinetta, Camaro, 
whose owner did not wish to be 
identified, hit and broke its rear 
bumper against a wooden guard 
rail at the deep end in a 
desperate struggle forward to 
get all four wheels onto the slope. 

continued on back page 

Student fee increase 
proposal surfaces 

By Jim De Gregorio 

If the Board of Governors for 
Calironia's 106 community 
colleges has its way, City 
College students could be paying 
an additional $10 in student fees 
beginning in Fall 1988. 

The Board recently recom- 
mended the fee hike from $50 to 
$60 to the state legislature in an 
effort to stem rising costs in the 
community college system. It 
also asked the legislature to 
decide on increased financial aid 
for students. 


Under the board's plan, 
semester enrollment fees at 
colleges, such as City College of 
San Francisco and similar 
colleges throughout the state, 
would also see an increase in per 
unit fees from $5 to $6 and 
another unspecified increase in 

"So far I haven't heard 
anything about it," said Laurent 
Broussal, dean of admissions 
and records at CCSF. "But they 
are not going to increase fees. I 
would be totally against it," he 

Currently, students pay $5 per 
unit until they reach $50. When 
this happens, the student may 
take as many more units as they 
wish, while still paying only $50. 


"I see more students turned 
away from school because the 
financial aid process is so 

cumbersome," said City College 
Financial Aid Director Robert 
Balestreri, adding, "If they 
increase the fee, a greater 
number of students will come to 
us for financial aid." 

The $50 fee, mandated in 1984, 
had mixed reactions from 
students. Gradually, dis- 
gruntled students accepted it but 
the increase in fees in 1988 could 
be greeted with less under- 

"I think the increase would be 
unacceptable for two reasons," 
said Tracy Baxter, a 23-year old 
electrical engineering major. 
"One, the school hasn't been 
improved in physical and 
tangible ways, and two, 
students that are investigating 
career options and are 
sharpening fundamental skills 
are being burdened with the 
additional problem of gathering 
the additional funds," she said. 

Rebecca Petrulli agreed 
saying, "I don't know why they 
have to increase the fees. It only 
affects people who take only a 
few classes." 

Then there are students like 
Brett Almirol, a 22-year-old 
business major, who said: "If it 
is only going to go up $10 or $15 
that is no problem. High book 
prices are the main problem." 

He added: "Tuition adds up to 
the price of one or two books. If it 
keeps going, they are going to 
have to put a cap on it 

agreement acceptable. "A large 
number of people are satisfied 
with the contract, but I think you 
have to be careful in terms of 
characterizing this agreement 
as fair or not fair." 

He added: "In the end, people 
work out something that's 

acceptable for both sides." 

Added Natalie Berg, director 
of personnel relations, district 
office: "The union's own words 
in these flyers said this was an 
outstanding contract-amongst 
the highest in the state. I'll stand 
by that." 

2/ The Guardsman 

Feb. 5-18, i 9g J 

A Good Job! 

The San Francisco Public Works Department is to be applauded 
for the fine job on building wheelchair accessible connecting 
Bungaloes 209-213. 

While the cost may be a bit high ($15,000), it is a small price to pay 
if it means part of the City College campus is more accessible to even 
one more student, handicapped or not. 

This campus has taken a positive step towards making the entire 
college more available to all students. Hopefully, the construction of 
these ramps will not be a token effort on the part of the campus 

The Guardsman believes this should just be one of many 
projects of its kind on the campus. With any luck at all, the building 
of these ramps can be held up as an example to other campuses 
throughout the state as to what can be accomplished if someone 
takes the time to show concern for the situation of others. 

It should also be noted that the job done on the ramps was not your 
typical "throw it together to get them off our backs" task. The 
quality of the workmanship can serve as a model to anyone else 
wanting to attempt the same job on their campus. Those ramps will 
be here for a long time. 

And while the building of the ramps may have caused some 
inconvenience for those students attending classes in those 
bungalows, very few negative comments were heard. Overall, the 
ramps should serve as a model for the rest of the campus in any 
activity or endeavor it may embark upon. 

Proposed fee increase 
needs a second look 

State officials of the community colleges have proposed a fee 
increase from the current $50 a semester to $60 a semester. If there 
are good viable reasons for the increase and solid proof that the 
monies garnered from this increase will go directly to the 
improvement of services and facilities on the 106 junior college 
campuses of the state, then the $10 increase is well worth it. 

We should, however, take a step back and look at what, if 
anything, has transpired since the initiation of the original $50 fee. 

At the time, it was necessary to charge students in order to keep 
the colleges open. And, at $50 a semester, a community college 
degree was still an excellent bargain. 

But we have been asked to hand over another $10. And to be 
honest, that is not really a whole lot of money. All we have to do is 
cut one trip to the movies with a friend and we have the extra cash. 

But what happens in a year or two when college officials decide 
that since it was so easy to get an extra ten bucks the first time, why 
not ask for another ten bucks again, until finally we are paying more 
and more for the same services? 

No doubt, this issue should be looked at more closely than it has 
been so far. We all pay taxes at one point or another and some of us 
have played the Lottery. Now we have to give more money for the 
same things we had before. 

Hopefully, the money concerns that arise will be answered fully 
before the powers that be invoke an increase in our fees. And, 
hopefully, students will get a say in the matter. We don't think that's 
too much to hope for. 

Read the Guardsman! I dare you 

By Kevyn Clark 

I dare you to read this. As a 
matter of fact, I dare you to read 
the entire newspaper. 

It seems that just about 
everything else is done with The 
Guardsman. I've seen students 
grab handfuls of the newspaper 
and throw them into the back 
seat of their car to be used for 
drop cloths or bird cage liners at 
home, but rarely have I seen 
them used for reading. 

Granted, The Guardsman 
isn't The New York Times, 

but City College isn't New York 
either. I think the newspaper 
does a fair job of covering the 
events that effect this campus 
and the students here should 
keep in touch with those events 
as well. 

And yet, it seems most of the 
students here aren't even aware 
of the fact that the newspaper 
exists. At one time, The 
Guardsman asked students on 
campus what they thought 
about it. A majority of them 
responded by asking what was 
The Guardsman -an example 
of gross ignorance indeed. 

I'm not sure of the reason for 
the apparent lack of interest 
with the newspaper, whether it's 
connected with the general 
sense of student apathy, or 
whether the latest government 
reports were correct in stating 
that a large percentage of college 
students are illiterate. 

Perhaps The Guardsman 

should be mandatory reading 
for English classes, or its' 
contents the subject of questions 
on history or current events 

Writing for The Guardsman 
becomes less of a challange 
when I know that very little, if 
anything at all is read. There is 
something the newspaper staff 
is trying to do here, and it makes 
it a hell of a lot less important 
when we know it doesn't matter 
to those we're trying to reach. I 
mean, why even try? 

So, be daring and read us! 
Maybe it'll improve your love- 
life. And if it doesn't, write us 
and let us know. At least, it's a 
free way to improve your 
knowledge of what's happening 
on the campus, and that never 
hurt anyone. 

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Features Kevyn Clark 

Entertainment May Taqi-Eddin 

Sports Mark Mazzaferro 

Photo Mark Bartholoma 

Cartoonist Tirso Gonzalez 

Advisor Juan Gonzales 

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Larry Graham, Laurel Henry, Daniel Hicks, KatherineLew, 
Juliet Mauro, Andrew Mihailovsky, Valerie Morris, 
Deborah Quay, John Umphrey, Carlos Vargas, David Wolf, 
and Brooks Wong. 

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What's wrong with pro 
athletes these days? 

By Jim De Gregorio 

With the recent disclosure that 
Warrior's rookie Chris Wash- 
burn is having "personal" 
problems with substance abuse 
everyone is asking what is the 
problem with professional 
athletes these days? 

For those who have never been 
associated with sports or 
athletes, there is no answer 
because they cannot under- 
stand. They are among those 
who cannot understand why tall 
men who slam leather balls 
through orange hoops and get 
paid a million bucks would 
throw it all down the tubes by 
getting hooked on drugs. All 
those people can understand is 
that they have lived un- 
assuming lives as average 
citizens within the boundaries of 
society in the attempt to reach 
what has been given to these 
professional athletes on a silver 

The real answer is that these 
men are not really men, but 
grown-up humans with minds 

still on the level of that of 
children. Athletes, such as 
Washburn, have been protected 
their entire lives by coaches, 
friends, and family for the 
simple reason that they can see 
the immense talent emmulating 
from his persona. That type of 
athlete hardly ever has to worry 
about passing his geometry 
final because the coach will be 
looking through the door with a 
begging look on his face at the 
teacher. While the athlete is 
perfecting his skill for hours on 
the court, he still remains an 

Other aspects of an athletes' 
life are protected too, such as the 
abuse of drugs. This is not to say 
that every athlete takes drugs, 
and every coach protects him 
from it, but let's not be naive 
some of the prominent ones do, 
and are. 

Washbum-types also never 
get a chance to mingle or develop 
social skills with neighbors, 
friends, peers, nor anyone else 
for that matter due to the fact 

that they spend that unusual 
amount of time on the basketball 
playgrounds of America. They 
become unable to hold 
themselves in a conversation 
with anyone but another athlete 
who has been just as unedu- 

It boggles the mind when their 
careers are ruined by drug 
abuse. Something that they 
have yearned and trained for is 
suddenly gone. What coaches 
and friends do not realize is that 
the Washburn-types take for 
granted the protection from the 
harshness of earning an 
education. These athletes never 
"grow-up." They never realize 
what the future will hold if they 
do not secure a solid education 
due to the fact that the coach is 
always there to give them a 
helping hand. 

Washburn is going to need 
more than a helping hand this 
time. He is on the verge of 
ruining a career, his reputation, 
and most important, his life. 

The reality of 
law enforcemei 

By Harry Teague 

The purpose of law enfi 
ment agencies in its pn 
state is to uphold the 
values of those in p 
specifically, those who 
property. This gives that c; 
the authority to write h 
whose which will uphold 
values and concerns. 

Thus, the concerns of 
enforcement in this country an 
to uphold the white, middle-clasj 
values. Thus, a cop might haras" 
a young minority youth ft 
papering a yard on Hallow 
but leave a toxic waste pollute] 
alone to destroy the enviro^f] 


This value system, moreover 
would have police arresting J 
hungry man for shopliftinj 
some food, but permit General 
Dynamics to overcharge tht 
Defense Department 100'a o! 
millions of dollars-and whet 
caught, only required of them to 
pay a small fine. 

This kind of attitude doa 
nothing to solve crime, sine* 
those who are "out"-the poor, 
the lesser educated, or those of i 
minority group-are going to bt 
hassled by the cops in any casta 


Instead of attacking the root, 
causes, cops, along with then 
judicial system, try to I 
brainwash the victims into; 
believing that it's their fault fa 
being born into the "wrong' 

City College cops are, d| 
course, no different. Thej 
enforce parking regulation.' 
(giving these student cop- 
something to do) while never 
pressing for a resolution of tbt 
problem-one parking spot 
every three cars. 

Besides, most cops are from l 
working-class background, and 
thus, usually pick on someone 
either from their class a 
someone of the underclass- 
certainly, students are easy 
targets since they generally do 
not own property. 

Possibly, one day there will be 
a group of officers of the peace 
who will go around attacking 
the causes of crime-not the 
symptoms. But that day i* 
nowhere in sight, and certainly 
does not exist at City College. 


What is most needed at City 

Monique Togonon, 18 

"A cafe shop. The cafeteria's not 
good enough to have Espresso's 
and Latte's. You could study in it 

Howard Lew, 21 

"More arcade games at the 
student union. S.F. State has a 
better one. They've got a pool 
table and everything. It's better 
than walking around or being at 
the library." 

Elenor Pechner, 34 
General Education 

"The shower heads in the north 
gym should be cleaned. I have to 
go from that class to another 
without taking a shower. Only 
about three of the 150 to 200 
holes are open enough to let the 
water out" 

Billy Martin, 
Hotel & Restaurant 

"I think the campus is preM 
ugly. It needs a facelift, and | 
needs paint It's rundown and" 
needs a lot of repairs." 

Feb. 5-18, 1987 

The Guardsman/ 3 

Lois Si 1 veretein, instructor of the creative writing poetry class. 
By Valarie Morris 
Have you been exploring your 

Focus on Lois Silverstein 

A lesson in creativity 

1 suggests, include learning skills 
of the art form, working in a 
supportive and stimulating 
atmosphere, building trust, 
experimenting, playing, and 
focusing on mastery of a task 
rather than perfection or 

In her classes, Silverstein 
strives for peer integration and 
harmony to provide the 
necessary environment of 
support and trust. "It's very 
important for students to 
explore, to experiment." 

Silverstein's journey was 
influenced by Virginia Woolf, 
subject of her dissertation, as 
well as her work as mentor and 
co-director of The Lone 
Mountain College experimental 
career exploration program, 
Tunbridge. In addition, working 
eight years with psychiatyric 
patients at Mt. Zion Hospital in 
San Francisco helped Silver- 
stein see the value of creative 
writing as a healing art. 


Silverstein established the 
Red Shoes Press and Red Shoes 
Center for Creativity to further 
develop teaching and publish- 
ing formats. Part-time at City 
College and at JFK University, 
Silverstein runs several writing 
workshops through Red Shoes 
and consults with individuals 
and small groups to facilitate 
creative development through 
writing. She is pleased that this 
spring, one her groups will 
publish a chapbook through Red 

"The more we express 
ourselves as full beings, the 
more chance we have of making 
a harmonious world," says 
Silverstein. "It's harder to make 
worlds filled with bombs and 
murder and poverty if we are 
fully expressing ourselves." 
She adds, "Because we care 
about ourselves, we care about 
the next person, the group, and 
our society. When we are 
detached and cut off from our 
caring selves do we detach, cut 
off from others, and push button 
to blow people up. The only way 
we can save the world is to save 
our creative spirit and link 

When it rains, 
it rains 

By Kevyn Clark 

Every year about this time 
weatherpeople in this area go 
crazy. If you own a television, 
you can get a different weather 
report on each of the different 
stations. No one seems to be able 
to pin point exactly what the 
weather will be like. 

Going to school during the 
rainy season can present some 
major problems. How many 
" mornings have students at City 
College looked out their window 
and decided that rather than 
make the trek to school, they 
would stay at home and catch up 
on the soap operas? Though no 
official records on student 
attendance were available at the 
time of publication, it would 
seem that attendance would 
drop dramatically when it rains 
as it does in San Francisco. 

If you ride the bus to school, 
you've got some real problems. 
There is nothing worse than 
being crammed into a situation 
when you and everyone around 
you is wet and smells like it. The 
mood seems to change, and, if 

creativity lately? It's one of your 
natural birthrights, believes 
Lois Silvertstein, English 
department instructor of the 
creative writing poetry class. 

"In order for us to be fulfilled 
beings, we have to express 
ourselves singing, dancing, 
painting, making sounds," she 
says. "Any attempt to squash 
that is to cut off an arm and a 
leg. Being creative is being 

Silverstein considers herself a 
creativity midwife. "After all, 
education comes from the Latin, 
educere, meaning to lead out." It 
is important, she says, to 
awaken ourselves and to "learn 
to know what we need to know." 

The first person to receive her 
Ph.D. in English at McGill 
University in Montreal, 
Silverstein has integrated her 
views on developing creativity 
with her teaching processes. She 
combines formal literary 
tradition with students' current 
work to help students feel the 
continuity between their own 
creativity and the creativity of 
acknowledged writers. "Poetry," 
she adds, "isn't a dead art." 

Author of three books of 
poems and proBepoem collages, 
including Voices Round The 
River, Mother My House Is 
Moving Past, and Sarah's 
Song, a novel in progress, 

Silverstein is writing a new 
book. Crown Me With Laurel: 
Writing In Our Own Voice, 

it's working title, is an account 
of her teaching approach. 

Silverstein is in good company 
at City College's English 
Department, which boasts the 
second place winner of the 
write-alike contest Don 
Cunningham, participant in the 
California Humanities Project 
Barbara Bell, and gay 
playwright Dan Brown. 

Hoping to help re-establish 
City College's literary maga- 
zine, Silverstein carries on the 
tradition of poetry instructor H. 
Brown Miller, who also 
encouraged students to write, 
share their work, and submit 
poems to poetry contests. 

Last year's $100 winner of the 
Merritt Beckerman Poetry 
Award for City College students 
was Don Stofle. Stofle also took 
part in last semester's class 
poetry reading sponsored by 
Silverstein through her creative 
writing class. 


Of the many obstacles in 
expressing creativity, Silver- 
stein lists self-censorship, 
negative self-criticism, low self- 
esteem, fear of solitude, fear of 
being silly or not smart enough, 
and fear of change. Ways to 
overcome these hurdles, she 


Still a campus concern 

By Wendy Sutton 

It's not very well known and 
probably not talked about often, 
but it is free, voluntary, and 
confidential. It's City College's 
psychological services located 
in the student health center. 

Although, the center does not 
have a specific drug and alcohol 
program, it offers counseling 
and referral services to students 
who feel they have a dependency 

Dr. Gerald Amada, co-director 
of the health center's psycholo- 
gical services, has worked at city 
for 17 years and has counseled 
many addicted students. 
According to Dr. Amada, drug or 
alcohol dependency is more of a 
sickness than an emotional 
disorder, yet the initial 
atments are similar. 


When a student first speaks 
with Dr. Amada, he said he asks 
them about their current living 
situation, family relationships, 
and various other questions in 
order to establish the severity of 
the student's problem. At this 
point, based upon his analysis, 
he sets up a series of 
appointments at the health 
center or sometimes refers the 
student to an outside organiza- 
tion to share the counseling 
responsibility, added Dr. 


According to Dr. Amada, one 
°f the largest obstacles to 
getting the care needed to drug 
or alcohol dependent students is 
getting them into the health 
center for treatment because the 
services are not very well 
known. Another problem, he 
•aid, is that students are afraid 

destablilized lives to a 
psychologist and become 
dependent on him. 

Dr. Amada said he finds the 
latter problem extremely ironic 
given that the student is already 
dependent on drugs and 
alcohol, and considers the 
psychological services a much 
safer form of assistance. 


When asked what students 
should do if they feel they are on 
the verge of becoming dependent 
on drugs or alchohol, or think 
that they may already have a 
problem with addiction, Dr. 
Amada said: "This is a very 
good time to get professional 

He said people have the idea 
that they must wait until the last 
moment-when the problem is 
out of control-to turn to a 
counseler for help. However, the 
best time to start healing an 
emotionally involved illness, as 
with all illnesses, is at the onset 
of the problem, he added. 

As for drug buying and selling 
on campus, Dr. Amada said if 
there is any drug dealing on 
campus it is very discrete as 
compared to three or four years 
ago when there was a large and 
obvious problem with quallude 
sales. He hinted there is a 
marked drug and alcohol 
problem among students at city 
that needs to be recognized. 

The psycological services are 
open to all full-time or part-time 
students from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 
call 239-3148 for an appoint 

The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

Salutations fellow students! 
Welcome to the scene. I can 
promise you that this will be one 
of your most exciting reading 
experiences. First, let me relate a 
brief story based on a series of 
actual events. 


Once upon a time, in a city 
quite like this one, in a sewer 
very similar to the sewers we 
have, there lived a frog. Not just 
an ordinary frog, but a very 
brave frog who was much wiser 
than most frogs his age. 

For example, the frog knew 
that a much better, fuller life 
awaited those frogs who were 
brave enough to climb a pipe to 
the sewer grating above and 
leap through to the outer world. 
During his childhood, he'd 
listened to tales told by an older 
frog about the adventures the 
older frog had outside the sewer, 
and promised himself that he 
too would one day travel to that 

The frog's parents were 
frightened of his daring plans, 
but encouraged him just the 
same. All of the other frogs were 
envious of his boldness and 
wished they could travel with 
him. "A frog worthy of envy" 
they would say. 

One day the frog decided it 
was time to go. He said good-bye 
to his aging frog parents, and 
his childhood frog friends, and 

accepted blessings from the 
mayor frog who proclaimed: 
"This is a great day in frog 
history indeed." 

After a short prayer to the frog 
god, the brave frog slowly 
climbed the sewer pipe to the 
grating above. Once there, he 
turned to look at all his frog 
family and friends and to give 
the thumbs-up signal with his 
strong frog thumb. 

Then, with one tremendous 
leap, jumped out through the 
grating into the outside world 
and was immediately squashed 
to death under the tire of a red 
1982 Volvo station wagon 
driving through town. The rest 
of the frogs lived happily ever 


One could end this story with 
several morals. For example; 
Look before you leap, or, what 
you don't know might run you 
over, or, curiosity killed the frog, 
or even, a frog and his money are 
parted as soon as he jumps outof 
a sewer grating and gets run 
over by a passing Volvo. 

One person might think this 
was a noble quest, and the frog 
was a credit to his species. 
Another might believe the 
stupid little sewer rat got what 
he deserved for thinking he was 
better than everyone else. Each 
variation sums up what 
different people might have 
picked up from the story. 


At this point in the column, 
you might be asking yourselves 
what exactly is the meaning of 
all this gibberish about 
squasked frogs, and when does 
the exciting part begin? Well, it 
doesn't. I lied. That was as 
exciting as it gets. There is no 
point to the story at all, and for 
all of you that assigned a 
meaning or moral to it probably 
fancy yourselves to be big time 
philosophers or something 
equally as silly. 

The story is a true one 
however, based on a series of 
actual events. You see, it was me 
driving that Volvo, and I did run 
over a frog immediately after it 
jumped out of a sewer grating. I 
was never able to contact the 
surviving family members of the 
frog though, because they were 
forced to move from the sewer 
due to the embarassment caused 
by their stupid egotistcal frog 
son. I've felt guilty ever since. 

CCSF photogs get a chance 
to show their captured souls 

By John Modica 

Whir click! Whir click! 

A philosopher once said that 
when someone is photographed, 
the photographer has taken part 
of the soul with them. 

Through Feb. 21, The Betty 
Garland Gallery, in association 
with City College faculty 
member Morrie Camhi, will be 
exhibiting some of these 
captured souls in a photography 
show entitled "An Experience of 
People." On display will be the 
photographic works of 18 City 
College students from Camhi's 
photography classes. 

The students include: 
Franceses Bates, Polly Boiling, 
Tim Campbell, Steve Danford, 
Dotte Dyhrberg, Jeanette Egger, 
Susan Evans, Larry Graham, 
L.A. Hyder, Silvia Ledezma, 
William McLeod, Jim Nikas, 
Lois Robin, Teena Rosen, 
Gilbert Schoenstein, Carol 
Trengove, John Umphrey, and 
Brooks Wong. 


Camhi, a CCSF photography 
instructor for 16 years, helped to 
create the exhibit. This is the 

first time his students agreed to 
publically display their work. 

'Thotography is like learning 
to walk for the first time," said 
Camhi. "Once you have 
mastered the technique, you 
have fun, but you should be 
careful with your steps and not 
be carefree." 

The Garland is a commercial 
gallery located at 1136A 
Montgomery Street in San 
Francisco. According to Camhi, 
the exhibit is going to be show by 
appointment only. So, anyone 
wishing to see it, should call 398- 

The public is also invited to a 
special reception for the artists 
on Feb. 8, from 1 2 noon to 6 p.m., 
added Camhi. 

"It is a great opportunity," 
said student Boiling. Added 
Bates, another student: 
"...everyone in the class will be 
able to demonstrate their work." 


According to Camhi, the 
photographic styles on exhibit 
will range from environmental 
to editorial to classical. 

CCSF photography instructor 
Morrie Camhi. 

In the environmental style, 
the photographer attempts to 
capture the mood, said Camhi. 
In the editorial style, the artist 
attempts to capture the moment; 
and in the classical, planning 
and lighting are essential, he 

So, next time someone wants 
to take your photograph, 
cooperate. Who knows, maybe 
that person is an artist Whir 
click! Whir dick! 

your not careful, not only do you 
have the rain to deal with, but 
some angry person that you just 
dripped water on. The opposite 
might happen as well. Perhaps 
your sitting and someone drips 
on you, or your homework. 

If your lucky enough to drive 
to school, parking problems 
seem to get worse because 
everyone is trying to find a spot 
close enough to their classes to 
avoid having to swim from the 
reservior parking area. Some 
attitudes change so much that 
people park illegally and pay the 
ticket just so they won't have to 
get wet. 

Wet books, wet papers, wet 
clothes, wet shoes, wet 

everything. It's enough to make 
you want to stay home. Who 
wants to sit in class wet? 

Some students believe 
teachers are more apt to give 
exams on rainy days. Others 
think they're automatically 
going to be late and the amount 
of homework increased when it 

When asked what they 
thought about the rain and how 

it affected their school work, 
most students didn't even pause 
to think about it. Who would 
want to talk to someone crazy 
enough to stand out in the rain 
and ask questions about the rain 
in the first place.? 

It might be raining while this 
is being read. It might not be 
raining. It was, however, 
raining while it was being 
written, and that may be the 
only reason for it being written. 

Don't let those tempers flare if 
you get your term paper soaked 
to the point of being useless, 
don't give up hope when you step 
in that knee deep puddle of 
water. Spring is just around the 
corner, and a dryer time is 
guaranteed for all. 

4/The Guardsman 

Feb. 5-18, 



A Retrospective look at « 1986' Apeak through the 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

(Editor's note: The following is 
a comprehensive look at some of 
the "great" happenings in the 
year in rock and roll. In no way 
is this a complete report- 
random happenings were 


There were many break-ups of 
many established rock and roll 
bands over the past year. 

The San Francisco based 
group Journey decided to go 
their seperate ways following 
the departure of Steve Smith- 
leaving behind Steve Perry, 
Neal Schon, and Jonothan 
Caine. The group put out an 
album, "Raised on Radio" 
(Columbia), and had one of then- 
most successful tours to date. 

English heart throbs Duran 
Duran was reduced to a trio 
after Roger Taylor (drummer) 
decided to take a permanent rest 
from the music business, and 
guitarist Andy Taylor decided 
that he would like to concentrate 
on his solo career. Duran 
Duran also released a new 
album aptly titled "Notorious." 
Even though Andy Taylor left 
the group, he did manage to lay 
down the guitar tracks for four 
songs. The remaining members 
are Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes 
and John Taylor (none of the 
Taylor's are related). 

The Thompson Twins lost 
theif precussionist and backing 
vocalist Joe Leeway. Why did 
Leeway leave? You guessed it, to 
pursue a solo career. 

The year 1986 seemed to be the 
year of going solo, and Wham! 
was no exception. George 
Michael is currently working on 
a solo album, while his ex-cohort 
Andrew Ridgley has been bitten 
by the acting bug. Ridgley's 
working on an mini-series in 

Culture Club decided it was 
quits also following their lead 
singer's messy ordeal with drugs 
and the failure of their third 
album on the charts both in 
England and in America. 

Other noteable breakups 
included Lone Justice, Madness, 
The Boomtown Rats (Bob 
Geldofs old group and the 


1986 also proved to be a big 
year for comebacks, as many 
artists who had been missing 
from the rock scene re-emerged. 

Bedroom Window 

Peter Gabriel says 'So' to cult 
followings and hello to the 'Big 

Peter Gabriel secured five 
grammy nominations with his 
great album, So, once restricted 
to cult following, Gabriel 
managed to release an album 
that kept his old fans happy and 
won him a new audience. 

Paul Simon upset some and 
pleased others when he recorded 
his album Graceland in 
apartheid ridden Africa. 
Through all the controversy, 
Simon did manage to receive 
four grammy nominations 
including best album of the year, 
which it is definet 1 y one of. 

Another artist absent from the 
music scene, Steve Winwood 
made a killing with his new 
album, "Back In The Highlife." 
He scored big with his first 
single "Higher Love." His first 
outing in over 12 years yielded 
sold out concerts around the 

Following his stint as lead 
singer of Power Station, 
Rober Palmer released 
another LP entitled "Riptide." 
This album is difinetly one of 
Palmer's best. It brought him 
much deserved success after 
many hard years of work. 

The peroxided one, Billy Idol 
finally made a new album 
following a three year absence 
from the music world. Idol will 
embark on a tour to support of 
his latest album, Whiplash 
Smile, sometime this year. 

The Bay Area's very own 
Eddie Money finally found his 
way home and to the top of the 
charts. His duet with Ronnie 
Spector on "Take Me Home 
Tonight," brought Money a 
number one hit and a new 
surgence in popularity. 

Iggy Pop released his second 
David Bowie produced album 

entitled "BLAH, BLAH, 
BLAH." This album is a lot 
stronger than any of his other 
efforts. He seems to have 
matured, while winning over a 
new audience. 

Other noteable comebacks 
included Cyndi Lauper, The 
Moody Blues, Bodton Debbie 
Harry, ex-lead singer of 
Blondie and Belinda Car- 


Just as there were many 
break-ups and comebacks, 1986 
also saw many fresh and 
talented people burst onto the 
scene, who will be around for 
some time to come. 

Heavy metal gained promi- 
nence in '86 as more groups 
made it to the top 40 charts. 
Philadelphia rockers Bon Jovi 
have been around for a few 
years, but they too did not gain 
major recognitor! until they 
released their second LP 
"Slippery When Wet." The 
album has beem certified 
platinum by the music industry 

1986 was also the year that 
America learned to do the conga 
with Cuba's very own Miami 

Sound Machine. This was 
Miami Sound Machine's 

second successful ethnic album 
in English and proved that 
cross-overs can happen. 

One of the most prominent 
and promising acts of the year 
had to be the Pet Shop Boys. 
Their debut album "Please" 
raced up the charts as it yielded 
them many top 40 hits including 
"West End Girls" and 

Successfully fusing jazz with 
pop was the Blow Mondeys 
whose album "Animal Majic" 
was one of the year's best. The 
English quartet promises to be 
one of the hottest commodities to 
come out of England. 

The Bangles taught the world 
to "Walk Like An Egyption" as 
their hit single sat atop 
Billboard's Hot 100 for a whole 
month. This quartet of sexy 
females proved that they had a 
place in the rock world with the 

Other noteables included, 
Glass Tiger, Robbie Neville, 
Beastie Boys, and David plus 

By Carol Bringazi 

"The Bedroom Window," a 
Hitchcock type movie, was 
skillfully done, with a plot that 
carries your from the first 
moment of intrigue at the 
"bedroom" window and leading 
you through loops and hairclips 
right to the dramatic end. 

Steve Guttenberg, who plays 
Terry Lambert, is having an 
affair with his boss's wife, the 
lovely femme-fatale, Isabelle 
Huppert. In a moment of 
passion, Isabelle hears screams 
and witnesses a brutal beating. 
Because the attacker sees her, he 
flees leaving his victim 
Elizabeth McGovern barely 

After reading the story, 
Guttenberg feels the authorities 
should be notified. So as to 
protect his lover, he tells the 
police that he witnessed the 
brutal beating. 


Elizabeth McGovern's 
character, as the poor victim, 
evaporates as we get to know 
her. She becomes the indepen- 
dent woman who has more 
courage than anyone in the 
story because of her willingness 
to be the victim again. She was 
almost too lacking in emotion. 
We never see her angry at what 

McGovern is determined to 
solve the crime, and it's hard to 
understand how she can stay so 
aloof from her memories of being 
part of that heinous crime. Her 
coolness also works for her. She 
is not flustered in the bar scene 
when she shows up in her 




[and ii 
disguise of long hair, faJsemei 
eyelashes, and a leather rnidrifi, j 8 V 1 
A man whispers something j,* junio: 
her ear, and, in her stoic waj| w "*? t 
she thumps the beer-belliei ^ 
slime where it hurts without* my , . 
wince. I teH u 


Guttenberg was good as M (Of o 
sensitive, curious man. Thj floor 
audience could follow him was 
because he was the explored watc 
However, he was too good at walk 
actor even with the police. H»| trunl 
didn't sweat enough with thea I their 

While McGovern's role ill stair 
developed, Huppert's charade i_ floor 
is diminished. McGovern'i Bu 
independence replaces oljl colle 
valued femininity of yesteryeu. will 
with such statements b)ft that 
Huppert as "I was so nervoua-]i mon 
went shopping." I som< 

Huppert played the seductiyji was 
woman very well with he and 
accent, her refined looks, and har, 
her determination not to big 
involved in the case. She was thi ., 
classic vamp of movies who ill . 
out to save her own skin. 1ft ■ 8W1 f 
predictable for the audience who we , 
have seen these movies of the 9 Jr e 
past to know what happens to 9tan 
this "bad" woman. 

The high speed chase, who , 
Guttenberg is seen hangini tacl 
outside a moving truck and bii *f~% 
jump into a police car, wen*^ 
hilarious and suspenseful, butil 
wore down the credibility of thii 

It's a mixture of "Dukes d O 
Hazzard" reruns and "Miami the] 
Vice" scripts, plus the perks of i to si 
Hitchcock film. It's a combin»l (sue 
lion you won't want to miss. | coul 





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The Bangles is their trademark outfits—short skirts and hi-heels. 


OMD's secret fears revealed 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Before I start in with all the 
latest on your favorite music 
personalities, I feel I must clear 
something up. You may have 
noticed something is different 
about this week's column, 
namely the name; this is the new 
and permanent name. 

Secondly, I would like to 
comment on the American 
Music Awards. Even though I 
think Whitney Houston is a 
wonderful and talented singer, I 
feel that the five awards she won 
for her almost two-year-old 
album were too much. Come on 
Whitney, we need a new album 
from you so that you may get 
more awards. 

I could not believe my ears 
when they announced the 
winner of pop/rock male 
vocalist of the year. Sure I think 
that Billy Ocean is a good 
singer, but he does not even 
begin to compare to those he 
beat out, Robert Palmer, 
Steve Winwood and Peter 
Gabriel. Good luck in the 
Grammy Awards boys. 

People have always said that 
fashion and rock and roll go 
hand and hand, but didn't you 
think that Diana Ross over did 
it when she changed her outfit 
seven times? Come on Di, we 
tuned in to watch the awards, 
not your own personal fashion 

Well, let's start in with all the 


By now you all must have 
heard about Jerry Hall's ordeal. 
Mick Jagger's girlfriend and 
mother of his children was 

arrested on marijuana smug- 
gling charges in an airport in 
Barbados. She was charged with 
possessing 20 pounds of 
marijuana after a G. Hall was 
called to pick up a package from 
customs. Thinking it was the 
package she was expecting from 
her butler in Musqutie, Texas, 
containing a sweater, music 
cassettes, camera equipment 
and a book of poetry, Hall went 
to answer the paging. 

Said Hall: "They showed me a 
box with a label, 'G. Hall,' that 
did not fit the description of the 
bag I was expecting. I said to the 
customs officer that I didn't 
think it was mine and I wanted 
to open it and see." To Hall's 
horror, when the package was 
opened, there were plastic 
packages with leaves and seeds. 

Even though she insisted that 
"This is not mine," Hall was 
arrested. I personally cannot see 
why the customs officials 
arrested Jerry. If the pot was 
hers, I don't think she would 
have opened the package in 
front of the customs officials. 


Speaking of Mick Jaggar, he's 
currently in the studio working 
on his second solo album. 

His Royal Purpleness Prince, 
also in the studio working on his 
follow-up to Parade. It is 
rumoured that Prince has 
enough material to record an 
eight album set, but he is 
settled on a two album set 



This summer promises to be a 
big one for major concerts. 

Tina Turner is set to tour this 
summer with an 18 piece band. 
Ms. Turner says that this may 
very well be her last tour ever so 
that she may concentrate on her 
film career. 


Another singer turned actress, 
Modonna, is also planning to 
hit the road this summer 
starting on June 1 in support of 
her "True Blue" album. 


More Princely news....Prince 
is said to be putting together a 
new band that will go on tour 
with him in the summer. The hot 
and heavy rumour is that 
Sheila E. will take over as his 


Also set to tour starting in Feb. 
in Australia is Duran Duran. 
They should be on these shores 
in a couple of months to do an 
extensive tour of the USA. 


You can rest easy, and breath 
a sign of relief. The much 
rumoured split of Australian 
rock group Air Supply has been 
squashed. Said lead singer 
Russel Hitchcock: "It's a lot of 
hot air." How profound! 

Lastly, Bill Graham is 
currently working on setting up 
an Amnesty International 
Conspiracy of Hope tour to take 
place next year over a six-week 
time period. No acts have been 
lined up yet, but it promises to be 
the concert event of the year. 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

No one ever forgets their first 
time; it leaves a lasting and 
memorable impression-it stays 
with you for the rest of your life, 
so says Andy McCluskey, lead 
singer and guitarist for OMD. 

"My first time I was about ten- 
years-old," adds McCluskey, "It 
was because we had been 
'naughty' or something. I can't 
remember what I did, but all I 
can remember is standing on 
stage in front of everybody." 

Since that day, Paul 
Humphries and McCluskey 
have shared the stage together 
many times. "We started OMD 
because we wanted to do our own 
songs our own way without all 
the other guys messing them up 
as we considered it that time. So 
in 1978, we started OMD just as 
a two-piece band." 


"I do enjoy it. I think I 
probably enjoy it more than I 
used to actually. I think I'm a 
little more confident on stage 
than I used to be, I actually relax 
and talk to the audience," 
McCluskey says. "I used to be 
totally paranoid. I used to just 
get out and play the song 'bang, 
bang, bang,' thank you very 
much. This would continue 
throughout the show. It was 
from a lack of confidence you 
know and I think I'm a bit more 
confident now that I realize all 
these people have paid a lot, so 
they must like us, they're not all 

McCluskey says OMD toured 
a lot more in the last two years 
then ever before. "Ithink that it's 
a good way to introduce yourself 


■k -J 

m / 

OMD maneuvers from the dark 
and into fame's spotlight. 

to people," he adds. "People can 
get so many sort of wrong ideas 
and misconceptions just from 
seeing you in photographs or in 

According to McCluskey, 
when people see you on stage 
"they have a much clearer 
impression of what's going on 
and that you are real people and 
people can associate with real 
live human beings. That's why 
the support tours we did last 
year were very beneficial to us; 
to play to large groups of people 
that we couldn't command in our 
own right at that time." 

McCluskey says that al- 
though he and Humphries enjoy 
touring, their true love is 
songwriting. "I think ultimately 
the thing we enjoy most is 

writing songs, but that's the way 
it should be because that's what 
it all boils down to. If vol 
haven't got the songs, then 
everything else falls to pieces. So 
I think the greatest thing in the 
world is to go into the studio witt 
no idea of what's going to 
happen and at the end of the day 
you're really really sort of proud 
of an excited about it" 

According to McCluskey, 
when people at concerts are aB 
clapping and chanting like mad 
and obviously enjoying 
themselves it's also a great 
feeling. "I can see why all thea* 
old guys who retire keep coming 
back after a time to go on tM 
road because it is a real burst to 
have people directly in front ot 
you," he says. "I mean selling 
records is one thing, but you 
know it's not a real tangibW 
connection, just making a record 
and somebody's out there 
buying it. It's nice and it pay* 
bills, but it's a lot nicer and mow 
fun to tour." 

OMD just completed a tout 
and the band plans on resting 
for a while before hitting f 
road this summer. 

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Feb. 5-18, 1987 

The Guardsman/ 5 

So you want to build 
a pool? 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

A question arose last semester 
and it has resurfaced again this 
semester. The question is: Why 
is City College one of the few 
junior colleges in its conference 
without a swimming pool? 

The situation reminds me of 
my high school days. We used to 
tell incoming freshman that the 
olympic-sized pool was on the 
fourth floor of the main building. 
(Of course, there were only three 
floors to the main building). It 
was good for a chuckle, 
watching these green kiddies 
walk around in their swim 
trunks with a befuddled look on 
their faces, wondering why the 
staircase stopped at the third 

But now we are adults in 
college. Suddenly, our maturity 
will not allow us to perpetuate 
that joke. Well, let's regress for a 
moment The other day I told 
someone the pool on our campus 
was located between the north 
and south gymnasiums. Hardy, 
har, har! 


If we want to have a 
swimming pool on this campus, 
we better start organizing a bake 
sale. Maybe two or three. As it 
stands right now, it would cost 
this campus over $12 million to 
construct an indoor swimming 
facility on the grounds, 
according to George Shaw, 
CCSF's building and grounds 

That's a lot of cupcakes. 

OK, let's try another route. If 
the Bay Area somehow manages 
to snag the 1990 Olympic Games 
(summer, not winter), maybe we 
could get McDonald's to sponsor 
the building of the pool on our 
campus, much like they did for 
the 1986 Games in Los Angeles. 
Let's face it, with what the 
students and faculty spend there 
each semester, McDonald's 
could afford to dome the entire 
campus if it felt like it. So why 
not one little Olympic-size 
b wimming pool? 

Here's some more discou- 
raging news for all you aqua- 
nuts. While the building of a 
swimming pool is in the "Five 
Year Plan" as Shaw put it, the 
money isn't going to be there 
when its time comes anyway. 
"The building of the pool is a 
priority nine project," Shaw 
said. Somehow, "priority nine" 
doesn't sound like it's up there 
on the "lists of important things 
to do." Kind of like the pool is 
number 99 on a list of 100 
important things to accomplish 
in a lifetime. 

I'm a realist. Education 
should come before any 
recreational activities. But they 
have been talking about 
building this pool since 1972. 
Some say the discussion has 
been going on longer than that 
We could have had four of five 
pools on campus by now. There's 
only one thing left to do. We have 
to come up with some alternate 
plans of action to get this thing 
"in the ground," so to speak. 

One weekend a month, all the 
students on campus will meet 
between the North and South 
Gyms. Oh, don't forget to bring 
your shovels. If the school won't 
build a pool, we'll build it 

Not a good idea? How about if 
we take the least utilized facility 
on the campus, seal all the 
openings, fill it up with water 
and hire a full-time life guard to 
watch over it? All in favor of 
using the new "Student Union 
Swimming Pool," please raise 
your hands. 

Last but not least, the 
suggestion to end all. We take 
the North Reservoir, put a big 
fence around it, close it off to 
Parking and start filling it up 
with water. You say the cost of 
|he water would be too high? 
Don't worry. If we start now, we 
°an use the winter rains to get a 
head start on that. In fact, I 
understand we already have a 
b'g jump on it from the last 
heavy rains. 

So you don't like any of my 
ideas? It's okay if we don't have 
a pool on campus. I'm scared of 
the water anyway. 

Basketball team 
blows chance for 
first place 


Baseball team playing 

Photo by Mark Bartholoma 

Carl Kyle skies for two as Marcel Gordon looks on. 

By Jim De Gregorio 

City College's Basketball 
team has yet to realize that they 
have the talent and the 
capabilities to capture the 
Golden Gate Conference (GGC) 

What the Rams need to do 
before they reach that goal is 
understand that good teams do 
not win championships on one 
side of the court alone. Good 
teams need a defense, as well as, 
an offense to win games. 

Lately, San Francisco has 
played well enough on defense to 
keep themselves among the 
GGC leaders, but a lapse in 
concentration kept the Rams out 
of first place when they lost to 
the team that is leading the 
league, San Jose, 89-85 in 


The Rams rebounded well off 
two losses in their first two 
league games by winning their 
next three in a row with the last 
of the third, a thrilling 86-81 win 
over chabot college. 

Chabot, ranked 6th in the 
state at the time, were hounded 
by Ram defenders throughout 
the game. The lead changed 
hands many times until late in 
the game when City began to 
pull away with scores, such as 
60-54 at 10:31 and their largest 
lead, 78-67 with 3:53 to go. 

"We had to win and they were 
one of the top teams in the 
league," said a pleased Dave 
Roberts, head coach for the 
Rams. "They (the Rams) played 
a great game. They were up and 
they did a good job." 

The win repays the Gladiators 
who defeated the Rams in the 
league opener, 95-81. City's 
Marcel Gordon lead all scores 
with 33 points and Mark 
Robinson, the state's leading 
scorer, added 21. 


Unfortunately, the fine play 
did not last long enough. The 
Rams were coming off a 87-81 

win over Diablo Valley the next 
week, but in the attempt to take 
over first place. City lost at San 
Jose two days later. 

The loss was more painful 
because San Francisco had a 16 
point lead at halftime, 50-34. 
They were lead by Mark 
Robinson, who canned 21 points 
including three 3-pointers. A 
lackidasical second half on 
defense gave the host Jaguars 
the chance to get back in the 
game and take a late three point 
lead, 69-66. City tied the score 
minutes later, 71-71, but a 
missed jump shot by the Ram's 
Henry Whitmore sent the game 
into a five-minute overtime 
period where the City grew 
panicked as the Jags gained 

"We fell apart and we did not 
play very well," said Roberts. "I 
don't mind them making 
mistakes, but when you don't 
have heart, and you are not 
going for the boards or hustling 
on defense, then it shows we 
don't have any pride at this 
stage in the game. We are just 
content to sit back and watoh." 


San Francisco would up 2-1 in 
the three-game week as the 
Rams defeated the West Valley 
Vikings, 81-75 at West Valley. 
Again, as before, the Rams let 
WVC get back into the game. 
City held a 74-59 lead, but that 
was cut down to 76-65 with 2:38 
to go, and then to 79-75 with just 
under one minute. 

Robinson and Whitmore led 
all scorers with 25 points apiece. 
The game marked the absence of 
Gordon, who is consistently one 
of the high scorers for City. He 
twisted his ankle in the San Jose 
loss, and sat out the game for 
several minutes. He will return 
to action this week. 

City's next five games will 
decide the conference champion 
as the Rams take on Diablo 
Valley twice, West Valley, and 
co-leaders Chabot and San Jose. 

Rams Sports Schedule 

February 1 3 . 
February 1 7 
February 20 

February 6 . . 
February 13 
February 17 
February 20 , 

February 10 
February 13 
February 14 
February lf> 

February 1 1 
February 18 
February 19 

Men's Basketball 

San Jose City College (a CCSF 8:00 PM 

West Valley (5 CCSF 8:00 PM 

Diablo Valley , @ DVC 7.30 PM 

Women's Basketball 

College of San Maieo . (u CSM 7 30 PM 

San Jose City College .<& CCSF 6:00 PM 

Memtt (a CCSF 6:00 PM 

Chabot (a Chabot 6:00 PM 

Men's Baseball 

College of Marin (« CCSF 2.30 PM 

Skyline (a CCSF 2:30 PM 

Canada (" Redwood City 1 1 :00 PM 

Contra Costa «i El Cerrito 2:30 PM 

Women's Softball 

Cabrillo '" Cabrillo 3:00 PM 

Gav.lan . <§ CCSF 3:00 PM 

Foothill "' Foothill 3.00 PM 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Imagine going to City College 
with out the benefits of an 
elementary or secondary 
education. Competing with the 
other students on campus, as 
well as other colleges, would be 

When you talk about the City 
College of San Francisco 
baseball team, the situation is 

"We have players who have 
never had any coaching or 
instruction," says second year 
head coach Fred Glosser. "Most 
have never played on an 
organized team" 


It's pretty obvious how 
difficult that can make things 
for a coach and his team, but 
Glosser is philosophical about 
the situation. 

"I've coached winning teams 
and hated it, and coached losing 
teams and really enjoyed it," he 

"Our guys are working their 
tails off to catch up with the 
other teams," says Glosser. "In 
San Mateo County, by the time a 
kid is 15, he's already been 
playing seven years of baseball- 
Pony league, Little League, 
Babe Ruth, he has played it all. 
By the time they get to college, 
they've all been pitchers and the 
bad ones have been weeded out." 

And no matter what anyone 
says, most coaches agree that 
pitching is the key to success at 
any level of competitive 


On the Rams squad, Glosser 
will be looking to Herman 
Harden to lead the pitching 
staff. Backing up Harden will be 
Orlando Martinez and Daniel 

Out on the field, shortstop 
Ricardo Bermudez will team up 
with second baseman Ted 
Mihalopouios to give CCSF 
"stability in the heart of the 
infield," says Glosser. 

First baseman John Green- 
wood will be looked to for 
offensive production, as well as 
catcher Joe Baciocco and third 
baseman Reuben Herrera. The 
outfield will be platooned, 
depending on who has the hot 
bat and who the opposition is. 


It's refreshing to talk to a 
coach who, when presented with 
a situation most would rather 
avoid (lack of experience among 
players), instead looks to the 
challenge and talks about the 
dedication and hard work of his 
athletes. "This is a hard working 
group that I am enthusiastic 
about," Glosser says. 

photo by John Fung 

Coach Glosser is looking 
forward to a productive season. 

So disregard all the past 
seasons' failures, says Glosser 
because this is a team with as 
much heart and determination 
as anyone. According to Glosser, 
they will refuse to give up when 
things get tough because he will, 
see to that 

photo by Daniel Hicks 

Diversity key to women's softball 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

These women aren't the "Bad 
News Bears," but when you look 
at a few specific areas you get 
the feeling they just might 
qualify for parts in the movie if 
they ever decide to do another 
version of the original. Of 
course, we're talking About the 
women's softball team. 

We're not trying to be funny or 
insult anyone, but consider 
these points: all their pitchers 
are freshman, one of the players 
has been described as having 
"real soft hands," another is a 
member of the San Francisco 
Fire Department (No, she is not 
a relief pitcher) and another one 
is 30-years-old. 


None of these things should 
keep the team from winning. All 
of those things will definetly 
keep things hopping when they 
take the field. 

Sharon Jew, Dezra Smith, 
Karen Murray and Jennifer 
Thomas all handle the pitching 
duties, with Thomas being a rare 
find-a southpaw. 

"If I can go with two pitchers a 
game for two games a week, then 
we will be OK," said first year 
coach Donna Runyon in 
evaluating her pitching staff. 

"Our goal is to make the 
Shaughnessy's," said Runyon, 
in reference to the league 
playoffs at the end of the season. 
"We're in a tough league. CSM 
was third in the state last year. 

First year coach Donna 

Chabot was fourth in the state. 
We figure to take fourth place in 
our league. That will get us in the 


Working to get them into the 
playoffs will be shortstop Lily 
Yue. Yue is another one of those 
rare finds-a switch hitter. "She 
hits left and right no problem," 
said Coach Runyon. 

OtherB in the infield include 
second basewoman Jill Forster, 
third sacker Mayer Liu, and 
Regina Reguero. 

Handling the catching chores 
will be Madeline Kitagawa, a 
former junior varsity high 
school softball coach. Don't be 
misled into thinking this is your 
company picnic variety softball 
pitching. This is fast-pitch. 

In case you don't know, a 
women's softball team once 
struck out Willie Mays and 
Hank Aaron with fast-pitch 
underhand throwing. And it 
wasn't last week; these two Hall 
of Famers were in their prime. 
Kitagawa has a tough job. 

The firefighter is centerfielder 
Clare Bisbee. "She's an athlete," 
Runyon said of her centerfielder. 
"She has set up her firefigh ting 
schedule to accomodate the team 
as much as possible. We'll need 
her in the outfield if our pitchers 
aren't that fast." 

Overall, it should be an 
interesting season. To find out 
more about the variety of 
players on the team, the first 
home game is February 18th 
against Gavilan. Come out and 
support the team-maybe you'll 
get a part as an extra. 

Sports Shorts: off and running 

By Mark Mazzaferro 


Former CCSF runner Kathy 
D'Onofrio has qualified for the 
Women's 1988 Olympic 
Marathon trials. D'Onofrio ran 
for City between 1983 and 1986 
and is currently attending UC 
Santa Cruz. She qualified for the 
trials by completing the 
California International 
Marathon run from Folsom to 
Sacramento, in two hours and 48 


Laita Leatutufu, City 
College's all-state offensive 
lineman, will be attending San 
Jose State next year. Leatutufu 
was also co-offensive lineman of 
the year in the Golden Gate 
Conference, as well as being a 
second team JC Ail-American. 


COSANDES, the San Francis- 
co American Federation of 
Teacher's Local 2121 Committee 
in Solidarity with ANDES, will 
sponsor its sixth annual 

Solidarity Run for the Teachers 
Union of El Salvador (ANDES) 
on Sunday, March 1st at the 
Polo Field, in Golden Gate Park. 

The race will benefit ANDES 
which has exhausted its 
earthquake relief funds. 

Registration for the 5k and 
10k runs is $10 (before February 
17) and $12 on the day of the 
race. The fee includes 
refreshments and an original 
design T-shirt. 


CCSF's Mark Robinson is 
currently leading the state in 
scoring average, pouring in 26.2 
points per game. Robinson is 
fifth in rebounding with a 10.7 
rebound per game average. 
Teammate Marcell Gordon is 
12th in the state in both 
categories, with 20.6 points and 
8.6 rebounds a game. 

The women's team is currently 
in second place behind Merritt of 
Oakland. The women are 
presently ranked ninth in the 

photo by Marge Swart* 

Former CCSF runner Kathy 

state. The team still has two 
meetings left with league-leader 
Merritt (see sports schedule) and 
controls its own destiny. 


6/The Guardsman 

Feb. 5-18, ri 


Study Center strives to improve skills 

Many student* volunteer to become Reg. workers every semester 

Reg workers caught 
in bureaucratic mix-up 

By Katherine Lew 

Three disgruntled City 
College students were surprised 
to learn they were dropped from 
a class because they were 
volunteer registration workers. 

The students, were told that in 
exchange for volunteering to 
work for registration, they 
would have priority to sign up 
for next semester's classes 
before registration for con- 
tinuing students started, said 
Dave Myhre, who was over- 
seeing registration, this 
semester. He said the benefit of 
working 18 hours as a 
registration worker was to have 
first priority at course selection. 

When dropped from Darlene 
F. Alioto's political science 
class, many were shocked and 
confused. "I went to add a health 
class and saw that when my 
class came on the screen that 
one of them was dropped. It was 
the political science class and I 
said, "That's wrong,"' said 
Catherine Caguia, a sophomore 
who volunteered to work for 

Also, perturbed . at being 
dropped was Sarah J. Gee, a 
part-time employee for the 
registration office. According to 
Gee, the drop came as a surprise 
to many people. However, being 
able to detect it early, she felt 




or two scholarships up to $200 each will 
be awarded to students of high academic 
standing who have completed at least 24 
units at CCSF (but no more than 45 
units) and have a minimum GPS of 3.0 
Applications are available in the 
Scholarship Office, L366. Deadline is 
Friday, "March 13. 

scholarships up to $100 will be awarded 
by the CCSF Faculty Association to 
outstanding students who have 
completed at least 24 units at CCSF (hut 
not more than 45) and have a minimum 
GPA of 3.0. Applications are available in 
the Scholarship Office, L366. Deadline is 
March 13. 

DR LANCE ROGERS - Several awards 
up to $1 00 are available to AGS members 
who are in good standing, have 
completed at least 30 service hours at 
AGS, the community or the campus and 
have not won an AGS Omega Chapter 
Scholarship in the past Selection is 
based on GPA, a personal letter 
outlining the student's goals, service to 
AGS and faculty recommendations. 
Contact Valerie Meehan, S226, after 
mid-term grades are recorded. 


$200-$500 scholarships awarded to 3rd 
or 4th semester women with a 3.0 GPA 
who are transferring to a 4-year college 
to earn a teaching credential or a degree 
in a related field. Apply L366. Deadline 
March 13. 

BOIS AWARD - One $200 scholarship 
awarded to a full-time student who has 
completed 12 units at CCSF with a 2.6 
GPA. Applicants must have taken two 
courses in Afro-American Studies at 
CCSF. Apply S222. Deadline March 13. 

RIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Two scholar- 
ships of approximately $300 awarded to 
full-time day and/ or part-time evening 
students who have completed 12 unite at 
CCSF with a 3.0 GPA Financial need 
considered. Apply L366. Deadline March 


$150 awards. Contact Robert Manlove, 
L364, in March. 

CRIMINOLOGY - Two scholarships up 
to $260. Contact Peter Gardner, L212. 
Deadline is March 13. 

MUSIC - Several $604100 awards. 
Contact Madeline Mueller, A 142, in 

Several $75-$500 scholarships. Contact 
Eugene Duncan, OH, in March. 

fortunate that she was able to 
add back on the class. 

Barry Pon, who was also a 
volunteer registration worker, 
said, "Originally, I registered as 
a reg worker into Alioto's class, 
and then one day, I saw in one of 
my classes a friend, and he told 
me I was dropped out of Alioto's 
class. I was su prised that things 
got messed up... I just took her 
because I heard she was good." 


Some reasons Alioto gave for 
dropping the students were, 
"...because there are a lot of 
(other) students who cannot be 
reg workers. They have family, 
they have to work full-time, and 
they don't have the time to 
devote over here." Alioto also 
said that she wouldn't fill-up the 
class with reg workers "because 
of the popularity of my class. 

Alioto was also concerned that 
reg workers would "sign-up 45 of 
their friends." 

Dean Laurent Broussal of 
Admissions and Records said 
"...they (the students) shouldn't 
be angry with her (Alioto), they 
should be angry at us because it 
was a mistake we made in 
registering the (volunteer) 
workers early. 

"unfortunately, I allowed 
Alioto's class to be pre-registered 
and she didn't want it... and she 
is right," added Broussal. 

SINK cont. 


According to James Keenen, 
superintendent of maintenance 
at City College, the problem 
arose when a small drain got 
clogged up with rubbish. He said 
even a "cellophane bag" could 
plug it. 

"It's a physical problem we 
can't do anything about," said 
Keenen. "The system belongs to 
the Water Department, and it 
just wasn't made for a parking 

Keenen added that they keep 
on top of it, especially on rainy 
days, but that this time it 
happened overnight and that 
there is no one here to take care 
of it at night 


following is Part II of a series on 
the Study Center by Wing Liu.) 

Besides individual peer 
tutoring, students can get 
academic help and study skills 
in the Study Center's other 

In "Language Practice 
Tutorial Workshops," students 
tutor small groups of students 
who want to improve English 
pronounciation and con- 
versation skills. The workshops 
began last fall with being 
tutored weekly. 

There is no set structure, and 
the tutors, students who have a 
good command of the English 
language, are learning by trial 
and error what works, according 
to tutor Peter Bulkey. He said 
most of the tu tees were new (less 
than eight months) in the U.S., 
coming from South America, 
China, and Taiwan. Their 
biggest problem was to develop 
those (mostly tongue) muscles 
not used to making English 

This has been a learning 
experience for Blukey. He 
tutored English before, but he 
had to learn on the job about 
speech pathology. 

Bulkey tried to relieve the 
apprehension of speaking in 
English, which was an 
important prelude to developing 
specific skills. His groups took 
small field trips to make them 
more comfortable and to 
encourage them to ask 

Bulkey, an international 
relations major, helped students 
to see what language had "to do 
with culture, all cultures-see in 
this environment (school), their 
homes." He did this by choosing 
topics of personal interest to 
each student: life in Canton 
compared with San Francisco, 
CIS 30 terminology, the Bay 
Bridge fireworks, etc. 


He saw results in that 
students who previously spoke 
only to other Cantonese 
speakers would now directly 
respond to him in English 
outside the workshops. Bulkey 
said he "likes seeing students 
get the help they need," but also 
in the broader aspect, to 
survive here, they need these 
skills, from my experience." 

The "ABCT (Applied Basics 
Computer Tutorial) Lab" has 
tutorial software on disks for use 
with six Apple computers in 
subjects like arithmetic, algebra, 
and basic and remedial English . 
School Aide III Hollie Stewart, 
who oversees its daily operation, 
said different students learn in 
different ways: computer aided 
instruction (CAI) works for 
those who want self-help and 
can work alone, but other 
students may prefer human 
tutors. The ABCT lab is one way 
of getting more hours of 
tutoring-two scheduled hours a 
week and drop-in hours on a 
space available basis. 

Battle against AIDS 
takes a new twist 

By Harry Teague 

Films, forums, speeches, and 
leaflets will be part of a week- 
long national campaign to 
inform the public about the 
"dreadful disease AIDS." 

National Condom Week, from 
Feb. 14-21, will see City College, 
along with many other 
institutions, engaged in a 
"public educational campaign" 
about the use of condoms, said 
Health Center official Mary Lou 

Because AIDS has 
the "dreadful prospect of a 
worldwide death toll in the terns 
of millions," according to Dr. 
Otis R. Brown, the secretary of 
health and human services, 
any means of preventing it is 
considered important. This is 
the impetus for this week- 
National Condom Week, said 
Man, to "get both partners 


Most students associated the 
week with the need to curtail the 
spread of AIDS. Charles White, 
a sophomore, said: "It sounds a 
little silly, but if it's about the 
spread of AIDS, maybe it's a 
good thing." 

Also, some women students 
thought the week is a good idea. 
"Men should be more concerned 
about the spread of diseases- 
and not only AIDS-there are 
many diseases that could be 
prevented with the use of a 
condom," said broadcasting 
student, Dana Galloway. 


The issue of condoms also 
created a national debate 
regarding advertising condoms 
on national television. For now, 
national networks have refused 
condom advertisements, though 
some local stations like KRON- 
TV/Channel 4, in San Francisco 
have accepted them. 

Stewart and Gale help 
students choose the right level of 
software, provide specific help 
when the computer software 
cannot, and also provide drop-in 
tutoring in computer languages 
and accounting. They also 
educate instructors about the 
available software. 


The program has been very 
successful, according to Stewart, 
with the number of students 
served increasing form 110 the 
first semester to 330 last Fall. 
However, only students with 
majors in a list of 35 to 40 
vocational education fields are 

Stewart said working students 
who have the possibility of 
promotion if they take certain 
classes may also qualify. He 
encouraged students to come in 
for a screening interview to see if 
they qualify. 

Stewart said 90 percent of the 
users said good things about the 
program in a questionaire. They 
were more self-assured and saw 
a difference in their grades. 

Stewart would like funding for 
more computers, so the program 
can be extended to all students, 
but this is unlikely. Present 
plans are to serve more 
vocational students and add 
software to broaden subject area 
beyond the basics. Calculus and 
statistics software will be added 
due to student interest and 

The "Writing Lab" provides 
students with individual help 
with writing on a drop-in or 
appointment basis, according to 
coordinator John Gregorian. He 
stressed that the Lab helps those 
in all classes requiring writing, 
not just English classes. The 
Lab has strong ties with the 
English department, but he 
would like to strengthen 
connections with other 
departments so that their 
students come in for help with 

those papers too. He would also 
like more contact with 

Gregorian said English 
instructors, with classroom 
experience who have a 
particular interest in writing, 
staff the lab. Currently, three 
part-time instructors help 20 to 
25 students daily. 


Gregorian sees the Lab's effect 
in: students who come back for 
help again and again; the 
progress in their writing- 
especially when they return and 
show the grade improvements; 
or just informal indicators like 
the look of understanding or 
smile on students' faces. 

The Lab, noting a specific 
need, has started workshops 
where students can sign up for 
help in "Proofreading," "Thesis 
and Topic Sentences," "Getting 
Started," and "How to Take an 
Essay Exam." 

Gregorian would like to 
expand this service and to have 
more hours available to serve 
more students. But, currently, 
"the very limited hours" are tied 
to the limit on the number of 
hours that the part-time 
instructors can work. 

"COIL" (Center of In- 
dependent Learning) is a library 
of material geared toward self- 
paced independent learning. A 
student can use the books there 
or check them out for a week to 
learn a new subject, to 
supplement a course, or to 
review. There are books in many 
of the regular subject areas, as 
well as in study skills, job and 
career choices, and how to do a 
research paper. They are graded 
by difficulty, and many have 
answer keys to help the student 
evaluate his own progress. 

COIL also has free study skills 
handouts on topics like "Writing 
a Successful Essay Exam," 
"How ro Study Physics," "Note 
Taking." "How to Write a 

Business Letter," and "If Ycj 
Must Cram, Here's How." 

The "Reading Lab" locatedi 
Cloud 333, but sharing the sa 
large room as the Study Centi 
is actually part of the Englii 
Department and is staffed b 
English instructors, according 
to coordinator Rosalie Wolf 


Help is available to 
students at all levels, who \ 
to improve their reading 
reading-related skills, such 
vocabulary, spelling, stuc 
reading speed, and read 
comprehensive, according to l 
informational flyer. Stude 
use self-paced materials, suchi 
cassette tapes and filmstripa. 

Instructors test and assess i 
student's reading leve 
recommend materials 
individualized and specie 
practice, and provide 
necessary instruction or he' 
with reading assignments, i 

According to Wolf, the 
helps with speed building, 
does not teach speed reading; t 
Lab does not improve speed i 
the expense of comprehension. I 

Those who use the Lab comeii 
on their own and ask for he 
are referred by instructors 
counselors; are there for 
fourth hour for a writing cla 
like English 5; or are taking t j 
reading class. Wolf recommend 
enrollment in one of the fo» 
reading classes-English K, 4,81 
and 19-which cover all levehj 
from ESL to English 1A. 

Wolf said students "are fondo 
this place" and are "gratified alj 
the kind of success" they g*U 
when they feel they art 
"learning something and seeinjj 

Calendar of Events 

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Is your 
organization planning an event of 
interest to your fellow students? 
Submit particulars to: Calendar of 
Events, The Guardsman, Box 
V67, by Feb. 9 for the next edition.) 


Works of San Francisco sculpturiet 
Ruth Asawa will be exhibited 
through Feb. 17 in th "City Arts" 
Gallery, Visual Arts Building 117. 
Gallery hours are M-F 10 a.m. - 3 


Elaine Mannon, CCSF Scholar- 
ships Office Coordinator presents a 
series of workshops at the Transfer 
Center, Bungalow 223, Feb. 10 at 1 
p.m., Feb. 11 at 12 p.m., and Feb. 12 
at 1 1 a.m. For more information, call 
239-3297 or drop by the Transfer 


Need help completing the Student 
Aid Application of California? 
SAAC workshops are being held 
through March 6. The next two are 
Feb. 11, from 10-11 a.m., Statler 
Wing 1, and Feb. 12, from 2-3 p.m., in 


"Black Students in the CSU 
system" will be the subject of a 
dialogue with Glenn Nance, CCSF 
Afro-American Studies, and Harold 
Campbel, EOP-Hayward State, on 
Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m., 10 
a.m., and 12 p.m., in RM 224, Cloud 
Hall. All students and faculty are 
invited to participate. 


In honor of African History Month, 
Gil Scott-Heron will perform in an 
afternoon of music and poetry on 
Wednesday, Feb. 11, starting at 3 
p.m. in the San Francisco State 
University Student Union. Tickets 
are S5-S7. For more information, call 


The Transfer Coordinating 
Committee will sponsor a bus trip to 
UC Davis on Wednesday, Feb. 18. 
The tour group will meet at the 
Transfer Center, Bungalow 223. The 
buB will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return 
at approximately 4 p.m. To make 
reservations, come by the Transfer 
Center of EOPS. Bungalow 402. 


The World Affairs Council's ae 
of lectures this month includ 
"Defense and the Federal Deficit 
U.S. Needs, Soviet Challenges" o» 
Wednesday, Feb. 1 1. For details an* '■ 
reservations, call 982-2641. 


SFSU, 2/10, 10-12:30 p.m.; U. £ 
Davis, 2/12, 9-2 p.m.; SFSU, 2/1V 
10-2 p.m.; U.C. Davis, 2/19, 9-2 P * 
and U.C. Santa Cruz, 2/19, 10-2 p-»- 
All sessions at Conlan Hall lobby- 


Scholarship. Feb. 10-12, 1 P*s||| 
p.m. and 11 a.m. respective©. 
Transfer Center, B223. Also. BM*» 
Students at CSU, 9-12 a.m., Clo 
Hall 224. 


'Trends and Demographic Chang* 
Related to Asian Immigrants, «" 
Henry Der, executive director v> 
Affirmative Action. Wednesday 
Feb. 11, Student Union Conferee 


Vol. 103, No. 3 


City College of San Francisco 

Feb. 19 - Mar. 4, 1987 





PAGE 2. 

Local 2121 pushes for 
more full-times positions 

Campus Service aids job- seeking 

By Harry Teague 

The demand by American 
Federation of Teachers (AFT) 
Local 2121 to hire more full-time 
instructors went public Tuesday 
when at least 30 faculty 
members demonstrated prior to 
a San Francisco Community 
College District Governing 
Board's meeting. 

The half-hour demonstration, 
in support of a 100-job proposal, 
was seen by supporters as a way 
to send their message. "The 
whole purpose of the evening 
was to bring these issues to the 
governing board in a powerful 
way," said David Wakefield, an 
AFT executive board member. 

However, some Board 
members saw the demonstration 
in a different light "They're 
land of going at it in the wrong 
way to handle an economic 
issue-to demonstrate and shout 
at board members as they come 
down to the board meeting," 
said John Riordan, an executive 
member of the Governing Board. 

Local union officials said their 
proposal for an additional 100 
new full-time instructors is 
based upon the 3:2 ratio of part- 
time instructors for every full- 
timer. At City College there are 
570 part-timers and 411 full- 
timers, while at the Center 
Division there are 581 part- 
timers, and 302 full-timers, 
according to a faculty ethnic 
survey released January 1987. 

"If you want to be a teacher, 
full-time work is ultimately what 
you're after-that's the place 
where you belong. In too many 
cases, however, part-timers go 
year after year without any 
expectation of getting full-time 
work," said Don Cunningham, a 
board member of California 
Association of Teachers of 
English (CATE). 

College board members were 
in support of more full-time 
instructors. "If what the union 
says is true, then there shouldn't 
be any problem. I think the 
admin is tation, as well as the 

board, conceptually would like 
to hire more full-time faculty," 
said Alan Wong Governing 
Board President. 


The key question all 
concerned raised is the 
economics of hiring more 
teachers: does the district have 
the funds to hire? 

According to a union's flyer, 
the money is there. "The district 
maintains that there is not 
enough money to hire more full- 
time faculty, but the facts prove 
otherwise." It cited $9 million in 
monies from the lottery and 
from the district's reserve 
account, as funds available to 
hire more teachers. 

But some board members 
countered by saying that the 
funds could hire, but not keep 
instructors. "It is only with 
conservative economic planning 
can we afford to hire and keep 
them-the key issue is keeping 
them. We could spend all the 
lottery money on them, but we 
don't know how long it will last," 
said Riordan. 

The union also claims there 
are ways of cutting the district's 
expenses. "There are some 
hidden cost savings involved by 
going to full-time staff because 
you won't have so many people 
to administer, said Chris Hanzo, 
Local 2121 executive secretary. 
Administion officials disagree. 
"If you look at comparable 
figures, this institution has far 
fewer administrators than 
comparable institutions 
comparable size," said Ron Lee, 
dean of personnel at City 


Another means of compelling 
the district to hire more full-time 
instructors is a legal one. 
Michael Hulbert, the union's 
executive vice-President, said 

the union's lawyers, in 
discussions with the district, is 
demanding 15 part-time English 
teachers be considered full- 

"Our lawyer is handling the 
demand with the district It is in 
the hands of the union's legal 
council," said Hulbert. 

Another tactic the union 
official said should not be 
dismissed is a strike. "We are 
going to pursue every tactic we 
can get our hands on," said Joe 
Berry, Local 2121 executive boad 

He added: "And none of us 
would be so foolish as to say that 
at some point in the future that 
might not include the with- 
holding of services." 

But according to Riordan, 
these methods overlook the "big 
picture,"-the ability of the 
college to survive. "You can look 
at community colleges on both 
sides of the bay that are folding. 
We're not. I don't think we will. 
But, San Francisco School 
District is going to lay-off a lot of 


One cost that both sides agree 
is important but can not be 
measured in the same terms as 
the financial one, is the "quality 
of education" to students. "What 
is the cost to students of having 
50% of their teachers not being 
able to meet with them out of 
class? What is the cqst to 
students of having a large 
percentage of their teachers to 
run out the door when the bell 
rings because they have to teach 
at another school?" asked Berry. 

Added Wakefield: "having 
part-timers, compromises the 
quality of education because 
part-timers are not able to 
participate in the on-going work 
of the college." 

Some administration officials 
agreed with this. "There may be 
something to this 'quality of 
education' argument, which is 
not to denigrate some very good 
part-timers," said Lee. 

The recent theft of $3,000 
computer has crippled city 
college's Job Placement Center 
in its ability to refer students to 
possible job opportunities. 

Although job referral 
capabilities dropped from 160 
per day to 64, there are many 
other services students might 
use in the Career and 
Development Center, according 
to Job Placement Center 
Diretor Kathleen Mitchell. 

"Without this service G'ob 
placement) I would not have any 
time to find a job on my own- 
even if there are delays," said 
Kelley Ray, a sophomore. 

Other students like Josephine 
de la Cruz said the the center 
permitted them to remain in 
school. "This service is 
important to me because without 
it I might have to quit school. I 
simply wouldn't have time to 
attend school and find a job." 

Mitchell agreed that this is the 
purpose of the center. "We are 
here not only to find students 
work, but also to retain them in 


The loss of the computer has 
forced the center to do record 
keeping manually, which results 
in the inability to identify 
students who need help in job 
search skill, said Mitchell. 

"When we are recording 
manually, it's very hard for us to 
intervene and say 'what's going 
on here? You have been to 20 
jobs, and you have not beer 
hired, is there any way we can 
help you in your job search?'" 

"Also, employers say they are 
benefitted by the Job Placement 
Center program listings because 
they get workers who are 
motivated, added Mitchell. 

"The benefit for us is that 
anyone going to college has both 
short and long range goals. 
These can be channeled out to 
give us a more productive 
employee than many non- 
students who really don't know 


Oops! We goofed! In our last 
edition, we failed to get 
permission and give a photo 
credit to Susan Liebhaber on a 
story entitled "Reg workers 
caught in bureaucratic mix-up," 
on page 6. Sorry, Susan! 

ohoto by Mark Barlholoma 

Evening students face limited services 

photo by Larry Grahm 

When the sun sets another population ascends onto the campus. 

By Inez Shedd 

It is becoming increasingly 
difficult for San Francisco City 
College to fund services needed 
by students attending evening 
classes, according to campus 

Since 1982, the state 
government has cut $30 million 
in funding to the college. In Fall 
1986, there were 23,120 students 
enrolled at CCSF, 16,512 of 
which attend classes part-time, 
according to the Office of 
Admissions. There were 8,003 
evening students. 

The bulk of the services 
offered to evening students 
include classes offered between 
6:30-9:30 p.m. and from 7:00-10 
p.m. Other services are 
counseling for career planning 
and transfer to a four-year 
university, which can be 

scheduled during the day. 
Financial aid is also available. 
Library hours are Monday 
through Thursday form 8 a.m.- 
8:50 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-4:50 
p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-2:50 
p.m. Approximately 100 
students take advantage of this 
service in the evening hours. 


"It is unfortunate that the 
library closes before the night 
classes are finished because I 
would like to check out research 
material from the library after 
my evening classes," says Laura 
Tomey. "When I rush from work 
to school, I don't have time to go 
to the library before class." 

The Concert and Lecture 
Series is offered via the music 
and art departments and other 
extra curricular activities are 

often posted on bulletin boards 
throughout the campus. 


The counseling department is 
readily available to the day 
student on a drop-in basis, 
whereas the night student has to 
make an appointment in 
advance to be able to speak to 
a counselor. 

Ken Broussard, business 
major Bays: "I'm here to get my 
degree and go on, but my gripe is 
that I can't get counseling 
during the evening. I had to 
make an appointment during 
the day which meant taking off 
work. I would like to see a 
counselor made available to the 
evening students." 

Laurent Broussal, dean of 
admission and records says: "It 
is our job to respond to the 
people." Broussal adds that 
CCSF traditionally caters to the 
part-time student - the adults of 
San Francisco communities 
looking to supplement then- 
education. "More state monies 
are becoming available and the 
Evening Division is being 
reconstructed," Bays Broussal. 
"But, the evening program 
offers more than people realize. 
We keep classes consistent with 
demand. If there is a 
demonstrated need for a 
particular class, we offer it" 

Mary Riordan, English 
department chair added: 'The 
nature of the night student is 
that they come from work, 
grabbing a bite to eat along the 
way, go to class and go home 
exhausted." It is these people, 
she says, that need a wide range 
of classes scheduled at 
convenient times. 

Riordan says that things at 
CCSF are improving. Riordan 
contends that if CCSF continues 
to develop new programs such as 
their Outreach Program, "the 
students might have a fighting 


The Outreach Program holds 
classes at night in off sites such 
as the Castro, the Marina, and 
Chinatown. Riordan says: "the 
Outreach Program is a good 
concept, a positive idea, City 
College goes to the peole and 
that's wonderful." The Outreach 
Program does have its setbacks. 
Often the facilities are what 
Frank Cerrato, head of the math 
department would call "at- 
rocious." It is impossible to 
transport necessary audio- 
visual equipment to off campus 
sites, often the desks being used 
belong to grammar schools and 
are too small for the adult 
student he says. 

Nevertheless, such programs 
are what Riordan calls, "a step 
in the right direction." 

Cerrato says he believes the 
biggest disavantage for the 
night student as well as teachers 
is the pay the instructors receive. 
"Teachers here receive 
approximately $26 an hour, 
while teachers at other 
institutions receive approx- 
imately $42 an hour." Cerrato 
went on to say that it is difficult 
to maintain quality teachers 
with a low pay scale. 

Job hunting is no easy task. 

where they are going next 
week," said Barabra Ball, 
personel director of Montgomery 


Besides the regular listings, 
which are placed on bulletin 
boards, there is a "quick cash" 
job listing that many students 
"find a life saver," according to 
Job Counselor May Lee. 
"Students who are in need of 
immediate cash should check 
this list out-akhough they are 
usually one-shot deals." 

Another service students will 
want to use, said Lee, is the 
Eureka computer system. This 
helps students select the career 
that matches their abilities or 
goals, she said. After filling out a 
questionaire, the computer will 

give a printout of the occupation 
that matches up with the 

"Students who are still 
attempting to narrow their life 
goal need something like Eureke 
to help them," Lee said. 

There are other ways the 
Career Development and Job 
Placement Center can help 
students find a job. For example, 
there are seminars, in which 
students are brought down to the 
broadcasting department and 
they videotape a mock job 
interview played out in a safe 
environment said Mitchell. 
"This can help students handle 
interviews better." 

The Job Placement Center is 
located in Science Building, 
Room 127. 

More to transferring 
than meets the eye 

By Carlos Vargas 

Transfering to a four-year 
college does not have to be a 
hassle if City College students 
take advantage of the varied 
services available. 

But, according to Alejandro 
Aleman, a former CCSF 
engineering major who 
transfered to S.F. State 
University (SFSU), no matter 
how much help you get, the 
process is still "long and 

Jeanette Bird, a City transfer 
student now a nursing major at 
SFSU said, "There's so much red 
tape involved you can't help 
feeling some stress." 

"The transfer blues," as 
quoted by Mark Rowh in KEY 
magazine, is a condition that 
develops once a student has 
enrolled at a new college and has 
established "a fresh routine." 
However, if stress causes "the 
blues," then one could safely say 
that the blues begins before the 
actual enrollment at the new 
college, said Rowh. 


In fact, planning ahead, one of 
the first of four important steps 
in the transfer process, should be 
done one or even two years in 
advance said Cynthia Oben- 
chain, coordinator of the 
Transfer Opportunity Program 
& Services (TOPS). This first 
step includes selecting the right 
school, which also entails 
having selected a major. 

The next step, according to 
Obenchain, would be to work 
closely with a counselor. 
Counselors have lists of courses 
and units which are transferable 
and meet all the necessary four- 
year college requirements. Self- 
programed students should 
check with a counselor 
occasionally to make sure their 

particular programs have not 
been changed. 

Elianie Rubenstein, a liberal 
studies major, did not see a 
counselor in time to find out that 
the speech class she registered 
for last semester was no longer 
being accepted as a requirement 
at SFSU. 

Carl Sabatino, a political 
science major, found out at UC 
Berkeley that he could not 
transfer in the spring, but only 
in the fall. "I wish a counselor 
had told me," he said after 
admitting that he had never 
seen a counselor. 

The third step is to prepare 
financially, said Obenchain. 
Students should hurry to the 
Financial Aid office at both City 
College and the transfer school 
to get all the necessary 
information - even students who 
have not been receiving aid, but 
who feel they will need aid to 
cover the higher costs of a four- 
year college. 

The fouth step is to attend 

workshops, talk to the 
representatives from the 
different universitites that visit 
City College, and go on tours, 
said Obenchain. For workshop 
calendars, information in 
general or counseling, go to the 
Transfer Center in Bungalow 
223. "Once a student sees 
another campus, they don't feel 
so apprehensive," said Mel via 
Toler, a City College counselor. 
Toler added that sometimes 
even students who have the 
necessary units and GPA to 
transfer are still nervous about 
the transition because they have 
not "felt the earth" of the new 

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FEB. 10 - MAR. 4, lj 

Same class, different grade. 

It is the end of one semester and it is time to pick out classes for the 
next one. There are a million subjects to take, and, as well as picking 
out the ones that sound interesting, everyone seeks those which 
promise to be an easy A. 

Your friend says, "Oh, I took English last semester. It was great. 
We wrote three essays in four months and just about everybody 
received good grades." 

Terrific you say, and you proceed to sign up for English. You 
arrive to class carrying a Walkman, a soft cushion and a good novel 
preparing yourself for a leisurely semester. In walks the instructor 
and passes out a course outline that rivals your novel for thickness. 
Leafing through it with opened-mouth horror, the student finds 
weekly essays, a term paper, bi-weekly exams, and surprise quizes. 
It is like a four month nightmare. 

That evening you call up your English-praising friend to tell her 
that she is no longer your friend. 

"But I do not understand it," she says, adding, "with my class, Ms. 
So-And-So was a breeze." Now you realize your problem. 

Had you taken Ms. So-And-So's class, you could have read your 
novel, listened to the Top 40, and had a blast in English class. 
However, you decided to take Mr. So-And- So's class, and you will 
now spend a semester endlessly slaving away at the public library. 

Where is the justice? Why is it that two students can take exactly 
the same course and the amount of course work will differ like night 
and day? 

Students should understand that instructors are given the 
prerogative to teach his/her class anyway he/she likes, which 
means that, for the same three units, one student will wind up 
spending hours every night on reading and writing assignments, 
while another breezes in and out of the classroom, and does not even 
think about the course from one class until the next. 

How can the grades given out in these classes be accurate or fair? 

The student who received a C from the tougher instructor might be 
twice as intelligent as the student who received an A from the easy 
one. And yet, when looking at final grades, universities will not 
consider who had the harder teacher. They will simply compare the 
A against the C, which is not fair. 

City College instructors who teach the same subjects should get 
together and decide how their courses should be taught. Perhaps if 
the more laid-back teachers slightly increased their work-load, and 
the more driven teachers slightly decreased theirs, a happy medium 
could be reached that would bring a lot more fairness onto the 
permanent academic records of City College students. 

-Anne Parkens 

Life offers an education 

For too many of us, education is a word closely associated with 
academics. We attend school to get an education and we refer to 
those people who attended a four-year college and got a B.A. degree, 
as well-educated. 

A good education gives people pride in themselves. Those who 
have degrees display them in their offices, living rooms, or any place 
where people could see them. Academic titles often stir admiration 
and always give prestige to their bearers who, at times, boast then- 
education among their friends and parade their knowledge to such 
an extent that they become obnoxious. 

The lack of education is self-depreciating. People who have never 
acquired it a formal education, feel at a disadvantage among those 
who have, and many times even self-conscious because they believe 
that to be well-educated one must go to school. 

Education, however, is not confined to the classroom. Education 
is the process by which a person learns facte, skills, and develops 
abilities and attitudes. Education is all around us. 

Life doesn't hand us degrees, but it does educate us. Some times 
life's education is "easy to learn" because all we have to do is to be 
able to play our daily roles the best we can. But at other times it is 
"painful." We should be able to cope with rejection, discrimination, 
and self-doubt, but we don't know how. Life has no textbooks to give 
us the answers; we must find our own-and when we do, we become 

Dear Editor: 

Please, Mr. Teague, spare us the 
Marxist claptrap. First, you set up 
false premises and then you knock 
them down. 

While this may make you feel 
more secure in your beliefs, it does 
very little to explain workable 
solutions to the problems that you 
raise. And it certainly doesn't 
provide you with a club with which 
to beat the City College Police 
Department about the head. 

Your racist views are repugnant 
and make me shudder at the 
thought of someone with your 
narrow beliefs ever gaining control 
in this country. Exactly what are 
"white middle-class values?" Why 
do you picture the police hassling 
"minority youths" exclusively? 

Certainly no one is in favor of 
large corporations screwing the 
taxpayers by overcharging for their 
services, but this does not give 

anyone the license to commit 
whatever crimes he pleases. An 
objective moral standard must be 
maintained so that society can have 
a means of judging right and wrong. 
If you excuse the 'small crime,' 
than your pursuit of the 'big crime' 
loses its authority. Perhaps you're 
in favor of anarchy, but that system 
does even less than our present one 
when it comes to guarantees of 

I would suggest that if you do not 
like the lu we in this country (or 
campus), then work to get them 
changed. Stop bellyaching about 
"white landowners" and ranting 
other bits of turgid marxist dogma. 
The problems in our society are 
complex and real. Falling back on 
simplistic black and white logic to 
solve those problems is childish and 

JeffereyS. Tar bell 


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Police speak about their image 

By San Francisco 
Community College 
Police Department 

This letter is in regards to 
Mark Mazzaferro's article in 
The Guardsman dated 1-22-87 
to 2-04-87 titled "Campus Police 
Deserve a Break." The article 
was interesting and somewhat 
factual; however, the contents 
need to be clarified. 

Some of the faculty and 
students are unaware that there 
are two different departments 
working out of City College. 

One is the campus police 
which is comprised of 
"students" who are majoring in 
criminology and who want to 
gain first-hand experience in 
law enforcement. They are 
receiving credits for a class just 
as the food preparers and 
servers are in the cafeteria. 

Then, there is the San 
Francisco Community College 
Police Department officers who 
are often mistaken as the 
student campus police. They are 
employed by the SFCCD 
through the City and County of 
San Francisco and are full-time 
"Police Officers," equal to any 
municipal police department. 

The Community College 
Police is a 24-hours police 
department that is responsible 
for the public safety of the entire 
Community College District, as 
well as, City College. Officers 
respond to silent alarms, 
burglaries and other crimes at 
these campuses. Officers also 
issue parking citations, as well 
as, moving citations and have 
direct communication with the 
Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St 

According to your article you 
stated "none of the campus 
police carry guns or have any 
real need to carry them.... What 
ever happens at City College?" 
Well, here are the facte. 

As for major crimes on the 
City College campus, we have 
had petty and grand thefts, 
assault & battery, numerous 
burglaries, stolen automobiles 
and motorcycles, and have 
recovered stolen vehicles each 
semester. As for hazardous 
situations, not a single semester 
passes without having to 
evacuate a building and search 
for a bomb. 

Furthermore, one semester, an 
instructor was shot and killed 
while counseling five of his 

students. We were dispatched to 
this incident knowing the 
suspect was armed. 

I ask you, would you like to 
respond to a silent alarm at 3 
a.m. and search a completely 
dark building knowing someone 
is indeed on the premises? 

As for not being armed with 
firearms, all Community 
College Police officers are 
qualified and trained to use 
firearms. It is the decision of the 
administration of the Communi- 
ty College District regarding the 
non-carrying of firearms. 

The first part of your 
statement is correct, none of the 
"students" campus police will 
carry guns. 

The second part will be 
determined through time. Is 
there any real need? Everyone is 
entitled to their own opinion 
given all the correct facte. 

The college is a microcosm of 
the City...and the San Francisco 
Community College District 
Police is the primary law 
enforcement agency for the 
college district. 

We do more than just give out 

No leadership in 
the White House 

By Harry Teague 

Ronald Reagan's ability 
lead this country effectively 
over. After his poor perfo 
in the "State of Union" ad 
in which he tried the same o! 
lines that never worked 
and won't work now, it is cl 
Reagan is going to operate 
a defensive mode in his last 
years of office. 

Take his line about the fed. 
deficit: "The federal deficit 
outrageous." Of course it 
that's why he has presided o 
a $1.2 trillion deficit increase. 

Or consider his remarks on 
Iran: "Certainly it was not 
wrong to secure freedom for om 
citizens held in barbarit 
captivity." Certainly, but it ii 
even worse to trade arms fee 
hostages, which is pn 
what Reagan did. 

All this points up to the six- 
year, one-term limit on the term 
of the presidency. This proposed 
constitutional amendment 
would limit all future president* 
to six years. 


The proponents of this 
amendment would do well to 
enact it during Reagan's final 
two years. The state legislatures, 
who would have to pass this 
amendment, would have 
graphic illustrations for its 
support. When they see Reagan 
taking his defensive posture, 
attempting to protect hie 
previous "victories," they will 
rightly conclude that six years ie 
long enough for any person in 
the White House. 

Politicians may recall that it 
was the possibility of a second 
term that produced Watergate, 
thus disgracing the nation with 
the likes of Richard Nixon. 

Who knows? If this six-year 
limitation is placed upon the 
president, then maybe some- 
thing good will come out of 
Reagan's concluding two yean. 

It is this incongruity between 
what Reagan says and what he 
actually does that has caused a 
wanting of public support 

Even conservatives, accord- 
ing to recent polls, believe 
Reagan is a leader less president 


To add to Ron Reagan's 
troubles, key figures in his 
administration have left and 
others may be forced to resign, 
like Communications Director 
Pat Buchanan, along with CIA 
director Bill Casey and Press 
Secretary Larry Speakes. This 
all bodes ill for the president ai 
this will encourage others to quit 
while they still have what 
Speakes calls "market value" 

Finally, Reagan has set the 
tone with this newly-elected 
democratic-controlled congress 
by vetoing a Clean Water Act 
But, by overwhelming margins, 
both houses overrode Reagan's 
veto. Thus, I predict, Reagan 
will be overriden in his last two 

Campus Query 

Where is you're favorite hangout on 

photo by Daniel Hicks 

Matt Jepson 19, 
Business Administration 

"The Math Lab. There really is 
no place to hang out, but if I had 
to, I would at the Math lab so I 
can study." 

Andrea Chirkoff 19, 
Pre Medicine 

"Usually I hang out in front of 
the science or the chemistry 
study hall. It is a good place to 
study and it is quiet." 

Fannie Wong 19, 
Pre Medicine 

"The Library is my favorite 
place to hang out. It is quiet and 
I can study or go to sleep." 

Michael Kelleher 18, 
Political Science 

"The Science Hall courtyard. 
That is where the best looking 
women walk. If there is one to 
talk to, you can always talk to 
the marine recruiter." 

FEB. 19 - MAR. 4, 1087 



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Drugs and alcohol 
at City College? 

By Wendy A. Sutton 
EDITOR'S NOTE: In the last 
issue, The Guardsman 
reported on the service* 
available for drug and 
alcohol dependent students 
at City College. Dr. Gerald 
Amada, co-director of the 
college mental health 
services, said he felt there 
was definitely a dependency 
problem on campus and he 
went on to list the various 
paths a dependent student 
can take on the way to 
eventual drug independence. 
The Guardsman decided to 
ask the student population 
and the campus police whether 
or not they thought City has a 
drug and alcohol problem.) 

Seargent Rick Baccetti, of the 
S.F. Community College Police 
Dept, said, "I'm sure there are 
some minor goings on, but 
nothing major." 

He added: 'Two to three years 
back there were quite a number 
of arrests in regards to gualudes, 
but that market right here has 
been dried up, and we haven't 
had an arrest, a qualude arrest I 
should say, in a couple of years, 
or at least a year and a half." 


Betty Preston, who is in her 
second semester at city, said 
"No, I don't feel that there is (a 
drug and alchohol problem) at 
least not to my knowledge." She 
also said that since she's been 
here, "there have only been two 
instances where I've seen any 
evidence of durg use at all." 

"As for drug dealing on 
campus, Preston said, "I, myself 
have not been approached by 

anyone on campus wanting to 
buy or sell drugs, or even 
wanting to share them. Also I 
think drugs are just simply too 
expensive for most people. It's 
hard enough just to pay the rent 
in this city." 

Patty Peck, another student 
said, "It seems to me that it's a 
pretty clean campus these 
days." She added she knew some 
people in the past at City who 
seemed to be involved with 

When asked about other drugs 
and drinking on campus, 
Baccetti said, "People weren't 
arrested for it. It was more of, 
okay, just get rid of it, type of 
thing. There's a couple students 
we run into ocassionally, but 
nothing major, no." 

Dr. Amada said the difference 
of opinion can most probably be 
attributed to the fact that there 
are many definitions of the word 
dependency. "I sort of draw the 
line when I see students 
drinking regularly, making it a 
necessary part of their lives." 

He also finds that many times , 
"they will deny dependency," as 
a defense against the problem. 
"Any college population is going 
to reflect the city population in 
which it exists." 

He added: "But, I don't know if 
it's any more prevelent here 
than at any other school." 

Although opinions whether 
there is a city college drug and 
alchohol problem differ, most 
students seem to agree that 
things are not all that bad and 
that the college, in general, is 
alive and well in 1987, and most 
probably not being overrun by 
drug users, abusers, or dealers. 







By Karen Ting 

Have you ever asked 
yourself what you really liked 
or disliked about City 
College? Is it the teachers? Is 
it the cafeteria food? Is it the 
students or even the parking 

"It's inexpensive and close 
to home," said one first year 
business major. These two 
reasons were the most 
popular answers in a survey 
recently conducted by the 
Guardsman when 75 
students were asked what 
they liked about City College. 
Many students also praided 
the school for offering a great 
variety of courses to suit 
everyone's needs. 

"I like the atmosphere here 
because the population is a 
melting pot of people," said 
Michael Ayala, a broad- 
casting and performing arts 
major. About 80% of the other 
students asked said that their 
fellow classmates were 
somewhat "nice." 


Many students also praised 
the food in the cafeteria. They 
also said the campus cafeteria 
was really well-organized and 
operated. However, two 
students wanted to see more 
vegetarian food on the menu. 

Approximately 30% of the 
students surveyed spoke 
highly about City College 
teachers. Others felt that 
some instructors should not 
even be teaching. "Some of 
jny_ teachers actjike they do. 
not care about the students 
and if they have an attitude 
like that, I don't think they 
should be standing in front of 
a classroom," said a second- 
year criminology major. 

"This school lacks spirit 
and enthusiasm," said an 18- 
year-old engineering major. 
"It's not as competitive as 
other colleges, more emphasis 
should be put on that." 
However, most students 
surveyed said they were 
dedicated to achieving and 
making something of 

Registration was a primary 
complaint aired by many 
students, calling it too chaotic 
and disorganized. 

Some suggested that 
students should arrange their 
classes with their counselor 
and have the people in 
registration put it straight 
into the computers, instead of 
having to wait in line. Others 
also said that it could be 
improved, if registration was 
switched back to the Student 
Union, the old location. 

Although registration was 
a big concern, the tiresome 
parking situation ranked a 
close second. 

"It's a lot of money for a 
parking permit," said Luis 
Masis, an architecture major. 

People should fight harder 
for the reservoir." 

The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

Good day, and welcome once 
again to The Scene. I'd like to 
thank the thousands of you that 
wrote in with your own weird 
little frog etoriep and alternative 
endings and r. orals. For those of 
you that didn't appreciate the 
allegory and nonsensical humor 
involved, eat frog legs and die! 

On to bigger and better 
things.. .My thanks to the brain 
dead paper shufflers at the 
Veterans Administration. Once 
again, I'm wondering if I'll be 
able to afford to eat this month. 
The last time I called the main 
office of the V.A. they informed 
me that my file had been 
relocated to Tibet by way of 
Moscow and I shouldn't expect a 
check for a couple of years. 
Needless to say, I was a bit 
perturbed about the whole mess. 

Being an old pro at solving 
money problems related to the 
V.A., I knew immediately that 
personal visits to the main office 
would accomplish nothing other 
than raising a few eyebrows and 
getting escorted out of the 
building by security guards. 
They are a ruthless bunch, and 
the only way to deal with them is 
to play their own game. 

One afternoon, I pulled out all 
of the federal information 
directories and started making 
phone calls. After several hours 
of talking with, and explaining 
my problem to everyone from 

law clerks to congresspersons 
and senators, I came up with 
three telephone numbers. 

As is normal when dealing 
with federal bureaucracies, the 
first two numbers led me back to 
the source; information hotlines 
for the V.A. 

The third, however, was a 
virtual goldmine. "Good 
afternoon," the voice said, "Oval 
office, will you hold please?" My 
first thought was that perhaps 
I'd gone too far. Who was I to 
bother our chief executive with 
my petty problems? Wasn't he 
already busy with his own? 

After a few moments, the voice 
came back on the line, "May I 
help you?" It was then I decided 
one more problem wouldn't 
really make that much 
difference to a man like Reagan. 

"Is Ron there, this is Kevyn 
calling from California." 

"Is the president expecting 
your call sir?" the voice asked. 

"Of course he's expecting my 
call." I bed. 

"Please hold the line sir." 

Once again I was put on hold. I 
could imagine the tape 
machines being turned on, and 
the files being searched for some 
record of Kevyn from California 
I began wondering about the 
penalty involved in trying to 
talk to the president What the 
hell I thought, the worst they 
could do was kill me. 

The voice came back on the 
line: "Sir, there doesn't seem to 
be a record..." 

I stopped her mid-sentence 
and said "Of course there's no 
record. Look, I need to talk to 
Ron about this problem I'm 
having with the V.A. that I can't 
seem to get solved." 


Well, it turned out that Ron 
was out playing with the dog or 
something equally as absurd, 
and the voice I was talking to 
refused to go out into the yard 
and tell him I was calling. I'm 
sure he would have taken the 
time out to talk to me. I've heard 
that he's a very compassionate 

School has been in session for 
almost a month and a half and 
the V.A. still hasn't forked over 
the dough they owe me. Every 
once in a while my phone will 
ring and no-one will be on the 
other end, though I'm sure I hear 
beeps, buzzes, and a voice that 
says "Hello Kevyn, this is 
Ron..." Maybe, I've been 

See you at the scene. 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 


Guardsman staff hard at work during production meeting. 

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The Guardsman story: 
All the news that's print 
to fit... fc 

By Kevyn Clark 

Have you ever wondered just 
exactly who writes the stories 
you see in The Guardsman? 
Ever wonder what it takes to be a 
reporter for a newspaper like 
this one? How about what goes 
on in the office where the paper 
is produced? Here's your chance 
Guardsman fans. In this 
exclusive article, you'll leam 
about all these things and 
perhaps a few more. 

There are five editors here at 
the paper, and contrary to 
popular belief, they all write 
their own stories. There are no 
reporters here, we don't need 

them. All of the names you see 
other than the editors' on stories 
in the paper are ficticious. We've 
learned that we can't depend on 
anyone other than ourselves, 
and even then that's only 


Out of all the editors, only May 
Taqi-Eddin is a student at City 
College. All the rest of us are 
professional newspeople 
brought in from other 
publications and paid high 
salaries to make this paper as 
professional as it is. 

Harry Teague came to CCSF 
from People Magazine after he 
was fired for proposing to the 
editor's wife. Mark Mazzaferro 
was the sports editor of The 
New York Times untill he 
found out the Times didn't 
know who he was. Jim De 
Gregorio doesn't know who he 
is. My real name is Robert 
Woodward and I work for the 
Washington Post. Mark 
Bartholoma used to take 
photographs for Life Maga- 
zine, but was laid off after he 
lost his camera for the millionth 


The actual production of the 
paper is done by the editorial 
staff. We learned that the 
normal production crew was 
getting paid union scale for 
production, so they were fired 
and we took over, while, at the 
same time, giving ourselves 
enormous pay raises, and hiring 
non-union help at a fraction of 
the cost 

If you've ever stopped by The 
Guardsman office, you may 
have noticed that the door was 
locked from the inside, and no, 
one would answer the door. 
That's because when we're here, 
which is not very often, we don't 
like to be bothered. There is 
nothing worse than having a 
party interputed by someone 
who has an important news 
story for us. 

Well, that just about sums up 
the Guardsman story. A bunch 
of hard working professionals 
with high standards and noses 
for news. "All the news that's 
print to fit," that's the motto 
here at the paper, and we stick 
by it. 

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FEB. 19- MAR. 4,19 8 , 


A nostalgic look at the radio 

By John A. Modica 

Okay students, it's quiz time. 
Put your pencils and homework 
away. No cheating. 

QUESTION No. 1--What 
famous American was born 
December 1, 1935? A) Woody 
Allen, B) Sly Stallone, or C) 
Porky Pig. 

QUESTION No. 2- What is the 
"true" identity of the Masked 
Avenger? A) Woody Allen, B) 
Lamont Cranston, or C) Daffy 

QUESTION NO. 3-To date, 
what is the best U.S. film of 
1987? A) Woody Allen's "Radio 
Days," B) Sly Stallone's "Rocky 
Bore (er IV)" or Tex Avery's 
"Dumb Hounded." 

The answer to all of the above 
is A. Give yourself an A if you 
got all the above questions 
correct and then treat yourself to 
Woody Allen's "Radio Days." If 
not, do some research and see 
"Radio Days." 


Set in the years of 1938 to 1944, 
the film captures the mythic era 
before television. The characters 
are extremely endearing and 
believeable. It is a joy from the 
begining to the end. 

Like in Allen's previous film, 
"Hannah and Her Sisters," he 
lets the audience see his cast 
grow through many different 
ways. Each way strikes a cord 
with us because we too have 
undergone similar changes. 

Strung together by the music 
and the events of the era, it is 
Woody's answer to the current 
hot time travel films like "Peggy 
Sue Got Married" and "Back to 
the Future." But, unlike these 
movies, we experience the era 
through Allen's simple 
narration. To further enhance 
the story each character is rich 
in depth. You get to know each 
one of them. 

Included in the cast are Mia 
Farrow, Seth Green and Josh 
Mostel. Also making surprise 
cameo appearences are former 
Allen's Alley performers Diane 
Keaton, Tony Roberts, and Jeff 
Daniels. Each character in 
various scenes compare and 
contrast the life styles of the 
people of the time. 


There were many memora bale 
scenes after viewing the movie. 
Children looking for German 
aircraft at the start of the Second 
World War is one. Another is the 
appearence of the answer happy 
burglars. But the most touching 
is when the young narrator finds 
out what his father does for a 
living. But there are many more. 
Each scene had substance and 

It is remarkable how Woody 
Allen is maturing as a director. 
By cross-cutting and sound 
montage, the film is wonderfully 
paced and we are drawn into the 
film. Like an old radio show, we 
dare not leave because we are 
afraid we might miss some- 
thing. We are tuned in and our 
imaginations are held captive. 
Unlike T.V. dinner movies, 
"Radio Days," is a seven-course 
gourmet dinner at the Ritz. 

This reviewer plans to go see 
this film again. This time to 
further study it and also play 
"guess that tune." Next time I 
am going to bring my parents. I 
know I'll lose, but deep down I've 
won, because I'll watch them 
grow young. 

Sylvester Stallone appeared in a 
Woody Allen film, name the 
film? Submit all your answers to 
The Guardsman at Bungalow 
209. Clue, if you like "Radio 
Days" or Woody Allen movies, 
this one will appeal to you. See 
you at the movies! 


By May Taqi-Eddin 

I'd like to take this 
opportunity to pay my last 
respects to that wonderfully 
talented and extravagant 
pianist Liberace. Although his 
music wasn't my cup of tea, he 
was still a breath of fresh air 
amongst all those stuffy 

Journey has finally decided 
that it was time to go their 
"seperate ways" for good this 
time. After many long and 
prosperous years, Journey has 
taken their final bows together 
with this past tour. 

Janet Jackson and the 
reformed Time are currently 
working on plans to make a 
movie together after Terry 
Lewis and Jimmy Jam 
convinced Ms. Jackson of her 
enormous talent?????? 

of the Pet 
recorded a 

Neil Tennant 
Shop Boys has 
duet with Dusty Springfield 

entitled "What Have I Done to 
Deserve This?" This little tune 
was co-penned by fellow pet 
shopper Chris Lowe. 

The strange coupling of 
Aretha Franklin and George 
Michael has produced a 
wonderful offspring in their duet 
"I Know You Were Waiting (For 
Me)." How could they have 
failed with each one being the 
best at what they do. 

Rumor has it that Frank 
Sinatra and The Fine Young 
Cannibals are working 
together on a soundtrack to the 
forthcoming movie "Tin Man." 

Speaking of singers who are 
making movies, Micheal 
Hutchense of INXS has a 

cameo role in "Dogs in Space," 
which is currently filming in 
Melbourne, Australia. Is this 
like "Lost in Space" where they 
visit Australia and lose their 

Yet, another singer (group) 
making a movie-do you notice a 
trend here-is the Beastie Boys. 
The Beastie Boys and RUN 
D.M.C. will make a movie 
together called 'Tougher Than 

Another strange coupling (I 
see another trend) is that of 
Peter Gabriel and Donny 
Osmond Gabriel is set to 
produce Osmond's forthcoming 
solo album. Osmond hopes to 
re-establish himself in the 
contemporary music scene with 
this album. Maybe, Gabriel can 
help him find the "Big Time." 

That's all for now, see 'ya next 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

When you go to a play, do you 
ever notice the sets design? 

A lot of hard work and long 
hours go into the building of a 
set-just ask Don Mclntyre or 
"Mac" from City College's 
drama department. 

Mclntyre's been at City for 
nearly five years. "I knew Cates 
(Don) from other jobs I've done 
with him," he said. "I was in 
between jobs and he offered me a 
full-time, long-range job. So here 

Mclntyre is responsible for set 
productions. "I supervise the 
actual building of the sets." 

Accoring to Mclntyre, he 
builds the sets with help from 
students. The students are from 
a theatre workshop class or are 
lab aides who work in addition 
to taking the class, or studen's 
who are in work study who don't 
take a class, added Don Cates, 
drama department chair. 

Cates said that he and 
Mclntyre supervise the students 
and train them in set 
construction. On the average 30- 
50 students work on a 

Drama instructor, Don Cate (L) provides some tips on set design. 


Man behind the curtain calls 

photo by Larry Graham 

Sizing up the situation. 


Mclntyre is also responsible 
for the maintenance of the shop 
and theatre making sure the 
hardware and tools are all kept 
in order. He has worked on many 
productions since he arrived 
here, but the most difficult Bet 
design was the one he designed 
two years ago for "Ieador and 
Durean," said Mclntyre. 

"There were these cardborad 
tubes that had to fall at one point 
in the show," said Mclntyre. 
"We had to make sure the tuba 
wouldn't fall and hit anybody. 
We rigged the set in such a way 
that the winch lines were 
controlled by motors. We got the 
tubes to fall off to one side, bat 
that took many days." 

As for accomplishments, two 
years ago Mclntyre won a 
certificate of merit from the 
American College Theatre 
Festival for his light design for 
"The Water Engine." 

Says Don Cates, "the judgei 
were very pleased with the set 

So, the next time you go to a 
campus dramatic production, 
take a eood look at the set and 
remember the name "Mac."' 

Save the 
benefit slated 
for Feb. 21 

Club Nine will host "Walking 
on Eggshells," a benefit for 
Earth Island and The Rain- 
forest Action Network this 
Sunday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. 

The fund-raiser is held in 
opposition to rainforest 
developement trends in the 
United States and the Third 

The evenings' entertainment 
features San Francisco's 
McGuires. Other performers 
are the North Bay recording 
artists the Wild Brides and 
Ann Earthling and the 
Planets, with a blend of funk, 
ska, and calypso music. 

Admission is $5 with all the 
proceeds going directly to Earth 
Island For more information, 
call (707) 823-6601. 




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"Detective Story" 

City College of San Francisco's Drama Department's first play of the 
season "Detective Story," stars J. Carson (R),as detective McLeod 
and Deborah Greenwood (L), as his wife Mary. "Detective Story" is a 
-Ill's melodrama about the uses and misuses and the various ways that 
laws can be distorted, sometimes beyond recognition. The play deals 
with the dangers of intolerance and righteousness in a world filled 
with fallible human beings. The play is directed by CCSF teacher and 
actress Gloria Weinstock. The performances will be held in the little 
Theatre on February 26-28 at 8 p.m. and March 1 at 2:30 p.m. For ticket 
information, contact Don Cates at 239-3132. 



FEB. 19 - MAR. 4, 1887 


Women fall into 3-way tie 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Talk about apathy! All we 
poor students hear about at City 
College is how apathetic is the 
student body. Low turnout for 
campus elections, poor use of 
available college services, and a 
general lack of concern for 
what happens on our very own 
campus. Don't worry fellow 
students, we are not alone. 

Last October, the California 
Association of Community 
Colleges (CACC) and the 
Commision on Athletics (COA) 
created a task force to study 
substance abuse of the 97 of the 
106 community college cam- 
puses with athletic programs. 
Some campuses have small 
enrollments (less than 800), 
while many have as high as 
23,000 attending classes daily. 

One of the main committee 
tasks was to formulate a 
questionaire and circulate it to 
the college athletic directors, 
deans and presidents. Of the 97 
questionaires sent out, only 43 
were returned by college deans. 
Even worse, only 39 were 
returned by college presidents- 
barely 40%. 

All we hear and read about is 
how damaging are drugs-not 
only to student athletes, but to 
the general campus population. 
It should be treated as a major 
concern of all involved with 
campus life. 

Here is a sincere effort on the 
part of the COA to try and find 
out what college deans and 
presidents perceive to be the real 
problems on their campuses, but 
look what happened. It seems 
only a few of them care enough 
to even answer a questionaire 
that would take maybe 30 
minutes to complete. Their 
answers should have been the 
first step in an attempt to try and 
identify what are some of the 
problems on their campuses. 


Before everyone gets upset at 
me, let's thank those 40% who 
did bother to take the time to 
complete the forms. Also, it 
would be somewhat unrealistic 
to think that all the deans and 
presidents are that in touch with 
their campuses athletic 
programs. That's why we have 
athletic directors, right? 

But the question people often 
ask is are college athletes first 
and students second or vice 
versa? When considering 
substance abuse among student 
athletes, should we also consider 
the abuse among all campus 

Of course! But the deans and 
the presidents have set an 
example that we should all 
ignore. I find it hard to believe 
that so few would take the time 
to complete a form that would in 
effect take a big step towards 
identifying some problems (if 
there are any) on the community 
college campuses of California. 


What's the bottom line? Are 
we to believe that the deans and 
presidents who didn't respond 
either don't care or feel they 
don't have any problems at their 
colleges? Perhaps? 

However, I suggest we use 
their lack of concern as an 
example as to why student 
apathy reigns on college 
campuses as a whole. 

If the presidents and deans 
don't care about the students, 
why should the students? 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Needing a win over second 
place Merritt College of 
Oakland. City College's womene 
basketball team blew a chance 
to lock up the Golden Gate 
Conference (GGC) champion- 
ship by bowing to the visiting 
Thunderbirde, 62-52. 

The Rams went into the game 
with an 8-2 conference record 
and a one game lead over Merritt 
and College of San Mateo, who 
both had identical 7-3 records. A 
win would give coach Tom 
Giusto his first (GGC) 
championship in eight years at 
the helm of the womens team. 


"We've been close many times 
and we have shared the title, but 
we've never had it alone," said 

The Rams were coming into 
the game with a blowout win 
over the San Jose jaguars, 66-22, 
at home last Friday, but would 
have never been in the must-win 
situation if they had not dropped 
a 47-43 backbreaking game 
against the Bulldogs of San 

The loss creates a three-way 
tie for the championship, even if 
the Rama win against Chabot 

What hurts most, though, is 
that the Rams could have sent 
the T-birds home reeling with a 
loss. City had several chances to 
blow the game wide open, but 
poor passing and down-court 
dribbling, which has been a 
problem all season, gave Merritt 
plenty of chances to get back 
into the game. 


CCSF grabbed an early 18-14 
lead on the hot shooting of 
freshman forward Maureen 
Ganthier, who hit on four 
straight jumpers from the 
freethrow line. Merritt managed 
to fight back due to several 
turnovers to regain the lead 22, 

The lead then switched hands 
several times. Eventually, City 
went into the locker room with a 
32-30 advantage at the half. 

In the second half, several 
Rams got into foul trouble. 
Freshman forward Jane Murray 
picked up her third as several 
minutes ticked off the clock. Also 
into foul trouble was Freshman 
forward Laura Alexander. 
Alexander picked up her fourth 

Maurico Floret 

Burl Toler: NFL official, 
administrator, father 

The women downed San Jose 66-28 to set up the champion- 
ship game. 

foul with 8:21 to go in the game 
and Giusto had to put her on the 
bench for several minutes. 

Meanwhile on the floor, the 
Rams managed to build a six 
point lead, 40-34. Merritt then 
stole four straight passes and 
converted each pass on a 
breakaway layup to lead 42-40. 
The best City College could do 
after that was remain tied until 
the T-birds began to run away 
with the game in the end. 


"We've been up a few times on 
teams, but we never seem to put 
them away," said assistant 
coach Sue Homer. Giusto 
agreed, "We've had streches 
where we play brilliant and 
streches where we played 
poorly," he said. 

Alexander fouled out with 4:04 
left to go in the game, and Giusto 
put in freshman Gigi Hurley to 
take her place. But by then, the 
T-birds had gained steam and 
extended their lead from 54-50 to 

59-50 with just over one minute 
to play. 

"Hurley iB our next best 
player," said Homer adding, 
"she didn't make any mistakes 
or have any impact on the 

Murray also fouled out with 
:31 seconds to go in the game. 


The Rams now have to be 
looking forward to the NorCal 
seeding meeting. With CCSF 
currently ranked fifth in the 
state, Giusto said his team has a 
chance to get one of the top seeds 
in the tourney. 

"There are 16 teams in it and 
we should in the top five or 
eight," said Giusto. 

According to Giusto, with the 
loss, his team will drop in the 
rankings, but not so much that it 
will affect the seeding meeting. 
The Rams are now 8-3 in 
conference and are 19-6 overall. 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Whenever someone watches a 
National Football League (NFL) 
game, there is always that 
inevitable moment when a call 
goes against the home team and 
the flow of expletives pour out 
regarding the official's sexual 
preference to his haircut 

It would be sale to say that 
everyone is guilty of it But 
usually one knows very little 
about the ref who made that 
critical call. One such official is 
none other then San Francisco 
Community College District's 
Burl Toler. 


Walking into his office at the 
Gough Street center, one would 
expect to find walls covered with 
football memorabilia from 
game balls to pictures of Toler 
with some of the great legends of 
the game. Instead the walls are 
filled with binders and books on 
subjects ranging from employee 
benefits to changes in the laws 
concerning district employees. 
There was nary a football or 
even a hint that this man had 
one of the best and worst jobs in 
U.S. for almost 24 weekends a 

He added: "I didn't even know 
I was being considered for the 
job of NFL official. One day, 
after 10 years of reffing games, I 
got a phone call from the league 
office asking me if I wanted to 
become an official." So, almost 
12 years after leaving pro 
football, Toler was back. 

The NFL's reputation of being 
as closed mouthed as the FBI 
and the CIA is not unfounded. 
Toler said the league did a 
complete profile on him (and 
every official it considers). These 
profiles include family status, 
employment, past athletic 
history, and personality profile, 
just to name a few areas covered. 
Toler said he was totally 
unaware that an extensive 
background check was taking 

"They want to make sure they 
get the people they can rely on. 
They really look into your 
history," Toler said. 


Put aside his job as an NFL 
official and what you have is a 
man who is justifiably proud of 
his accomplishments within the 
school district and in his li fe. 

photos by Mark Bartholoma 

Sport Shorts: Together again 


Robinson and Garett: air show at Indiana. 

By Mark Mazzaferro 


Mark Robinson, CCSF's 6'5" 
starting guard from Simi Valley 
in Los Angeles has decided to 
attend the University if Indiana 
for the last two years of his 
collegiate basketball eligibility, 
department head Brad Duggan 
to the The Guardsman. 
Robinson will be joining fellow 
CCSF alumnus Dean Garrett at 
Indiana. Robinson and Garrett 
played together for one year at 

City College (last season) when 
the team compiled 33 wins and 
went to the state champion- 

"Mark will get his degree here 
at City and then move on to 
Indiana," Duggan said. "He and 
Dean are good friends, so it 
should be good for both of them." 

Dean Garrett broke an 
Indiana tradition by becoming 
one of the first JC transfers ever 
to attend Indiana on a 
basketball scholarship. Garrett 

is the starting center on the 
nationally ranked (No. 2) 
Hoosier basketball team. 


The City College hardballers 
returned from the Delta 
Tournament in Stockton with 
third place honors. The Rams 
won their first two games of the 
tourney, downing Contra Costa 
9-4 behind the tough pitching of 
Herman Harden, then came 
back from a 4-3 deficit in the 
seventh to defeat host Delta 9-5. 

Joe Baciocco and Ruben 
Herrera carried the big sticks, 
both going three for four. 
Herrera had two doubles while 
Baciocco picked up four runs 
batted in. 

The Rams then lost to 
eventual tourney champ 
Modesto, 11-1. The defense 
played well, but the pitching 
gave out. Modesto went on to 
defeat Diablo Valley College, 3-1 
in the championship game. 


The women's basketball team 
continues to lead its conference 
with a 7-2 record at press time. 
One reason has to be defense- 
the team is ranked second in the 
state behind Sequoias. Overall, 
the team is ranked fifth in the 
state and third in Northern 

The men aren't fairing nearly 
as well as the women, having 
lost to league leader Chabot and 
falling to 4-5 record in the 
conference and a fourth place 
standing. The Rams do posess 
an overall record of 18-8 
(nothing to sneeze at) and have 
been ranked among the top 20 
teams in the state all season 


Toler attended CCSF in 1948 
and 1949 and played center on 
the football team that was 
coached by the legendary 
Grover Klemmer (who himself 
became an NFL official and held 
the postion for 19 years). To say 
the team was good would be an 
understatement. In '49, the 
Rams went undefeated and won 
the Gold Dust Bowl. Toler was 
named the outstanding player of 
the game. That's right, an 
offensive lineman, and a center 
no less, was named the MVP. 
Those who saw Toler play were 
awestruck with his ability and 

Toler played with Ollie 
Matson that year. His counselor 
was another important figure on 
our campus-Lou Batmale. 

"After I left CCSF, I went to 
USF and then on to the pros," 
Toler said. "Unfortunately, I 
hurt my knee and although I 
tried to come back I just couldn't 
do it The doctors told me I could 
have an operation, play some 
more and maybe never walk 
again, or I could retire." Toler 
chose retirement 

From there he went on to 
teaching in the San Francisco 
Unified School District, working 
up to assistant-principal, 
principal, counselor, dean of 
boys and, eventually, the 
position he holds today - 
personnel director for the 
downtown division. 

He couldn't stay from his first 


"I did some coaching at S.I. 
(Saint Ignatius in the City) and 
then started officiating," said 
Toler. "I went from high school 
to college games to where I am 

"By the end of January, I will 
have 31 years with the school 
district I was very lucky to have 
attended CCSF when I did. I had 
a lot of caring coaches and 
-teachers. They were concerned 
about what happened to you 
there and after you left. They 
wanted you to get something 
between the ears, too," Toler 

Toler is the father of six 
children as well. "Three boys 
and three girls," he said with no 
small amount of pride. "My wife 
and kids have been very 
supportive of me. I also have the 
Man upstairs." 

Toler has his own philosophy 
of life. "I didn't go to school to 
play football all my life. 1 had 
more tools. Football was a 
means to an end. I was very 
fortunate to have parents who 
wanted me to do well and strive 
to be good," he said. 

So what is the ideal 
assignment for an official? "The 
Super Bowl is tops. There are 15 
head linesmen (the position 
Toler handles) and on that 
Sunday there are 14 at home 
watching you work." 

Toler himself has had three 
Super Bowl assignments - Super 
Bowl I as an alternate and Super 
Bowls XIV and XVH out on the 

What is his favorite 
assignment? The veteran of over 
400 professional games didn't 
hesitate: "The Pro Bowl in 
Hawaii," he said. 

Toler had some sage advice for 
all who are attending CCSF. 
"Education is important" he 
said. "Put your best foot forward 
and be a contributing member of 
the society we live in." 

"If you are ignorant," Toler 
said, "people will control you." 

Rams Sports Schedule 

February 21. 
February 25 
March 3 

February 24 
February 25-28 
March 4 

February 23 
February 26 
February 28-29 
March 3 

February 21 
February 27 

U.C. Davis Tournament 
«i Menlo College 
w Chaboi 

M.ssion College (a CCSF 
San Mateo Toumanent 
Diablo Valley «• CCSF 
Solano College (« Fairfield. 


College of Marin (a CCSF 
Ohlonc (a CCSF 
Skyline Tournament 
(a Gavilan 


NorCal Relay. 
ui West Valley 

. .all day 
7 10 pm 

2 30 pm 
2:30 pm 
2:30 pm 

i 00 pm 

3:00 pin 


3:00 pm 

all day 
2:00 pm 


FEB. 19 - MAR. 4, l8 


Helping women adjust to college life 


By Laurel Henry 

The Women's Re-entry 
Program (WREP) at City 
College provides various 
services for women, according to 
Progam Director Sage Berstrom. 

In operation for the past 12 
years, WREP was founded to 
help women who are re-entering 
school, adjust to the various 
problems like the lack of self- 
esteem, emotional support, 
funds or children. 

Berstrom says WREP, along 
with individual counseling, 
directs students to the various 
on-campus help centers, as well 
as, off-campus community 
agencies. The program also 
conducts workshops for women 
on subjects ranging from "time 
management skills" to 
"obtaining financial aid." 



ART-S.F. Art Institute scholarships, 
contact Mike Ruiz, VI 32; $50 3- 
dimensional art award, contact Richard 
Moquin, A121. Deadline in March. 

ENGLISH-4100 poetry Award, contct 
H. Brown Miller. L666; two $300 ESL 
awards, contact L616; Creative Writing, 
American Literature and U.C. Berkeley 
transfer scholarships up to $600, contact 
MeMe Riordan, L666 by March 20. 

scholarships to S.F. Art Institute. 
Contact Morris Camhi or Paul Klein, 
V liin. or Richard Ham, C126. prior to 
March 16. 


scholalrships. Contact Sue Conrad, 
NGYM, before the end of March. 

TION SCHOLARSHIP- Up to six $60 
scholarships, must have completed 6 
units in nursing at CCSF, 3.0 G.PA.and 
and be continuing at CCSF as a full-time 
equivalent student in nursing, 
demonstrate financial need, and submit 
copy of Nursing Students' Association 
membership card. Application forms are 
available in the Nursing Department, 
Arts Building, Room 201-B or in the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale Hall, Room 
366. Deadline is March 13 


SERVICE AWARD-One scholarship 
of approximately $100 is awarded at the 
annual spring Alpha Gamma Sigma 
Honor Society's State Convention. One 
nomination is made by the CCSF faculty 
advisor in consultation with the AGS 
Board on the basis of outstanding 
service to the college and the Honor 
Society, 2 semesters memberships in 
AGS, and the completion of 30 units by 
the end of the spring semester. Contact 
Valerie Meehan. S226, for further 


Area Community College students who 
will be continuing their business 
education in finance or accounting at a 
four-year university in the fall of 1987. 
Three $1,000 scholarships. A minimum 
cumulative GPA of 3.6. Interested 
students should submit required 
materials to Ron Rubin, Accounting 
Advisor, Cloud Hall, Room 220 by March 


For second semester, freshman CCSF 
student, $100 scholarship to student 
with a cumulal ti ve GPA of 3.0 or above, 
service to the community and/or college, 
and financial needs considered. 
Applications are available from the 
Scholarship Office, Batmale Hall, Room 
366. Deadline is March 13. 

Student accepted for enrollment into 
Sonoma State University. Numerous 
scholarships ranging from $260 - $1,000. 
For application information, contact 
Elaine Mannon, Scholarship Office, 
Batmale Hall, Room 366. Deadline is 
March 13. 



American students who are U.S. 
citizens, are transferring to a four year 
college are planning to pursue careers 
involving math, science, philosophy, 
theology, logic, technology, politics, 
American government, strategic 
planning, law, economics or 
engineering. $1,000 scholarship 
awarded in 2 semester installments after 
verification of enrollment in a 4 year 
college or university. Applications are 
available from the Scholarship Office, 
Batmale Hall, Room 366. Deadline is 
March 13. 

scholarships awarded to students who 
have completed 24 unite at CCSF with a 
3.2 GPA. Apply L366. Deadline March 


scholarships of $300 awarded to Chinese 
women who will be continuing at CCSF 
in the fall. Applicants must have 
completed 12 unite with a 3.2 GPA, be 
enrolled in at least 9 unite and 
demonstrate financial need. Apply L366. 
Deadline March 13, 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 


Sage Berstrom 

According to Berstrom, WREP 
also recruits perspective 
students from the seven 
community college centers and 
from women's shelters like La 
Casa de las Madres in Marin 
and from substance abuse 
centers. She says reaching out to 
these centers, WREP is able to 
help women begin to improve 
their quality of life. 


Berstrom adds that the 
program is "a good starting 
place for women interested in 
getting an education." 

WREP also publishes a 
newsletter once or twice a month 
that provides information on 
different workshops and classes 
for women. 

During Fall 1985, budget cuts 
forced the center to lose two 
counselors and a secretary, says 
Berstrom, the only counselor on 
staff along with various peer 

When the center's future was 
uncertain in 1985, Berstrom 

says she decided to survey the 
students about the center. 
According to the survey, 
students wanted to have WREP 
and the Women's Studies 
Program in one cneter, says 


Currently, Berstrom and Sue 
Evans, coordinator of Women's 
Studies, are in the "brain 
storming stage" for such a move. 
With student and school support 
they hope to open a Women's 
Center at Batmale Hall. 

The center, according to 
Berstrom, would provide 
instructional, as well as, 
counseling services and a 
central meeting space for 
women. She says students will 
benefit by "having everything 
available in one place." 

WREP is located in Bungalow 
223 and is open M-F, 8:30-4:30 
p.m. Counseling appointments 
are available Tuesday, 
Wednesday and Thursday 
from 10-3 p.m. by calling 239- 

despite rapid 

By Mark Chung 

The fastest growing minority 
group in the United States is 
Asians, yet they are not taken 
into account by the decision- 
makers in Washington, D.C., so 
says Henry Der, executive 
director of Chinese for 
Affirmative Action. 

"We know from the Pop- 
ulation Reference Bureau that 
Asians are by far the fastest 
growing minority group in the 
United States, and by all 
accounts into the year 2000, it 
will remain the fastest growing 
minority group," said Der in a 
Feb. 11, talk at city college as 
part of the campus lecture series. 


"By 1990, the national 
population of Asians in America 
should reach 5.9 million and by 
the end of this century it should 
reach 8. 1 million, doubling by the 
end of the century. It will be 
phenomenal growth," he added. 

According to Der, when the 
1980 Census was taken, over 227 
million Americans were 
counted. Asians accounted for 
3.4 million, which was about 1.5 
percent of total the population. 


Der added: "Asians are barely 
understood, much less taken 
into account, especially by the 
decision-makers in Washington, 
D.C. It is not unusual when the 
federal government considers 
student loans, student aids, and 
affirmative action programs in 
higher education that they 
completely forget Asian 
Americans." Der said it took "a 
tremendous amount of political 
work and advocacy by 
community organizations 
across the United States to 
sensitive federal legislators. 
Some of the federal legislators 
are some of your most liberal 
legislators who have no clue 
about Asian Americans." 


Programs aplenty at City College 

By Wing Liu 

The Study Center is only 
one of the Learning Assist- 
ance Programs (LAP), which 
provides instructional 
support services to students to 
successfully complete their 
education and transfer to a 
four-year school or find 
employment, according to 
Rebecca Reilly, LAP Depart- 
ment head. 

The Diagnostic Learning 
Center (DLC) in Cloud 301 
helps learning disabled 
students, whom coordinator 
Reilly defined as "average or 
above in intelligence with 
neurological dysfunctioning 
which is interfering aca- 
demically." Students can take 
a one unit, open enrollment 
class to get assessed to 
determine if they have a 
learning disability or not. 

If so, they can take remedial 
classes, up to seven semesters, 
to get academic assistance 
and to learn how to deal with 
their disability, says Reilly. 
The small classes in reading, 
writing, spelling, or math 
have five students to one 
tutor, who is a classified 
worker with specialized 
training in learning disa- 


New state regulations next 
year require that the tutors 
have special masters degrees 
in learning disability, which 
means the DLC will change 
over from classified workers 
to all instructors, says Reilly. 
The new rules will also make 
it tougher to determine which 
students qualify for the 
program, resulting in fewer 
students being served by 

Reilly says the DLC's 
emphasis will change to 
understanding the learning 
disability and coping with it 
rather than providing 
academic assistance, which 
will be taken up by the Study 

CAP (communication 
Assistance Project) in Cloud 
207 has a Reading Lab and an 
ESL Lab. The various ESL 
classes and English 4 and 9 
reading classes taugh there 
provide an "alternative 
solution to the lecture 
format," according to Reilly. 
These session utilize self- 
paced audiovisual materials 
as the "backbone" of 
instruction, with people 
providing extra help. 

There are special work- 
shops and conversation 
classes, adds Reilly. Student 
tutors provide one-on-one 

CAP is in the last year of its 
grant. Under the new grant, 
the reading lab may change to 
a writing labe due to a lack of 
students, says Reilly. 

Study Skills Courses, called 
Guidance 14, 15, and 16, cover 
topics like how to organize 
your time and be a student 
how to take tests, how to 
outline, how to write term 
paper, etc., adds Reilly. These 
one unit, six-week courses are 
offered three times a semester 
and should be taken in 
sequence. These short-term 
courses may be added 
throughout the semester. 


Located in Cloud Hall 332, 
Ext. 3160. Office hours: 
Monday through Friday from 
8-4 p.m. 


Located in Cloud Hall 332, 
Ext. 3160. Office hours: 
Monday through Friday from 
8-4 p.m. 


Located in Cloud Hall 232, 
Ext. 3626. Office hours: 
Monday through Thursday 
from 8-10 p.m., Friday 8-3 
p.m., Saturday 8-2 p.m. 


Located in Cloud hall 322, 
Ext. 3161. Office hours: 
Monday 9-2 p.m., Tuesday 9-3 
p.m., Wednesday 8:30-3 p.m., 
and Friday 9-12:30 p.m. 


Located in Cloud hall 301, 
Ext. 3238. Office hours: 
Monday through Friday from 
8-5 p.m. 


Located in Cloud Hall 207, 
Ext. 3453. Office hours: 
Monday through Friday from 
9-2 p.m. 


Located in Cloud Hall 332, 
Ext. 3160. Office hours: 
Monday through Friday from 
8-4 p.m. 

CCSF attempts 
to meet vet 

By Mark Chung 

With nearly 500 military 
veterans attending City College 
the task of serving their needs 
hasn't been easy, say campus 
veterans affairs offcials. 

"In the past three or four 
years, we have had no increase 
or decrease, but we had a 
decrease from 1,000 to 500 
veterans when the old GI Bill 
expired," says Romey Malatag, 
campus Veterans Affairs 

"The old GI Bill for Vietnam 
War veterans and their benefits 
expired in December 1979, 
however, this is only one 
program. We're still servicing 
post Vietnam veterans...." adds 

Of the 500 student-veterans on 
campus, 10 percent are Vietnam 
War veterans, 80 percent are 
post- Vietnam veterans, and 10 
percent are from the Selected 
Reserve Program, said Malatag. 


The Veterans Affairs Office, 
which is located in Con Ian Hall 
E3, provides information on 
educational benefits for 
veterans, says Malatag. 
Veterans can collect benefits if 
they are eligible for educational 
funds, which covers tuition and 

Veterans looking for jobs are 
sent to the Veterans Ad- 
ministration Regional Office or 
are referred to Veterans 
Administration work study. 

"A veteran attending city 
college can get a job here under a 
government work-study pro- 
gram," says electronics 
engineering student Art Moy, 
who works as a clerk under the 


The main complaint from vets 
on campus centers on the VA 
because checks are not being 
received on time. 

"I just got my check today 
(Feb. 10), which I thought would 
be here on the 1st or 2nd," says 
hotel & restaurant student 
Cathy McCool, who receives 
benefits as a dependent 

"The Veterans Admin- 
istration sent my check to the 
wrong address," says joural- 
ism student Kevyn Clark, a 
disabled Vietnam veteran who 
receives benefits under chapter 
34. "My main complaint against 
the VA is that it has taken them 
so long to re-issue a check. 
Somewhere along the line my 
paperwork has been screwed up 
and they're not sure if they could 
pay me. I personally don't 
believe that this is the norm." 

Adds Clark: "I don't think 
that the Veterans representative 
here gets involved enough 
personally with each vet. I don't 
know if he has the time, if he is 
understaffed, or what the case 
might be, but I've felt that I have 
been given inadequate service." 
"In the very beginning, I had 
problems with receiving my 
benefits because I failed to fill 
out the right paperwork," says 
Moy. "It take 6-8 weeks for the 
first processing." 

Regarding Clark Moy adds 
"The main office made a 
mistake by entering the wrong 
address. We (CCSF VA office) 

Photo by Mark Bar 

Romey Malatag 

did send in the right address, be 
the main office made an error.j 
lot of people view ue as tfc 
source of the problems, but 1 
just communicate the 
mation to the main office 
the veterans blame us 
sending out their informs 
late. The processing time oft 
main office is slow." 


In the lobby of Conlan 
there is a table set up wl 
representatives from four-yi 
colleges answer questions, 
schedules can be obtained at 
Transfer Center. 

Harold Campbell, an 
ucational Opportunity Pr> 
CaJ State Hayward laid that 
there was one thing th at a j 
college student should do 
make a smooth transition, it's t 
work hard in the area of English 

"Once you get in, then you go! 
to stay in and the goal is b 
graduate, so if there's any &k3 
that you need, that's to be able 
write clear and precise pa; 
he said. 

Students who plan to transfii 
to a four-year university nuj 
also want to consider "e» 
current enrollment" A studeui 
who is enrolled in a minimum of 
nine units at city, who has tL 
least 30 units, and who has 20 
GPA may be eligible to takes 
course or two at S.F. Stai 

According to City Collep 
counselor Lulann McGriff, who 
oversees "joint registration," the 
program helps motiva 
students who have not yet madi 
up their minds about transfer 
ring. McGriff can be found in 

For a similar program wil 
UC Berkeley, a 2.4 GPA * 
transferable units, and 
enrollment in a min'"" ,n1 ■ 
nine units, are the basic 
requirements. Students who 
believe they are eligible should 
contact counselor Rick La Croix- 
in Conlan 205V. 

La Croix said this program 
does not guarantee admission to 
the university, but that it i» 
always good to have a "positive 

Calendar of Events 


$150. Logo contest-sponsored by 
City College Architecture Students 
Association to design a logo for their 
organization. Deadline is March 6. 
Specifications can be picked up in 
the Architecture Dep t . literture rack. 


University representatives will be 
in the Conlan Hall Lobby as follows: 
Golden Gate on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. and UC Davis on Feb. 26 
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


The next general meeting of the 
campus Honor Society will be held 
Feb. 25, 1 p.m.. Science Hall 108, to 
discuss semester events and 
community service projects. For 
more information, drop by the 
Alpha Gamma Sigma Bulletin 
Board near S-225 


If you are interested in learning any 
foreign language, don't miss "Tips 
and Tricks for Mastering a Foreign 
Language," a lecture by linguist 
Richard Packham, Tuesday, Feb. 
24, noon to 1 p.m., Conlan Hall 101. 


If your dentist has requested full- 
mouth x-rays, you can have the 
dental-assisting graduating class 
take them, free of charge, in the 
CCSF Dental Assisting Laboratory. 
For more information and 
appointments, call 239-3479. 

Plan to attend one of the up-coming 
workshops if you need help 
completing your Student Aid 
Application: Friday, Feb. 20 2 p.m., 
Statler Wing 2; Thursday, Feb. 26, 
2 p.m., SW2; Friday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m., 
SW1; Thursday. March 5, 10 a.m., 
SW1; and Friday. March 6. 2 p.m., 

by Deborah Qua* 


La Raza Unida Organization new 
an artist and a recording secretaO"- 
Meetings are held every Wednesdtf 
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. If yon *** 
interested, come by Bungalow 2. 


A lecture entitled "The Anti-Rao* 
Movement" will be given by Gaff 
Washington and Ahmed Obafe* 
on Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. in w 
Student Union. Both menhavebf* 
active in recent weeks concern™ 
activities in Forsyth County, G* 
and Howard Beach, New York.!* 
lecture is open to the public. 


The Stanford International FoJ* 
Ensemble will be performing" o" 
Friday, Mar. 6, from noon to 1 P-* 
in the College Theater at City CoW 
of San Francisco. The perfonnan* 
which features ethnic music fr<* 
the countries along the Danut» 
River, is free. 





Calendar of Events 

Vol 103. No. 4 

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City College of San Francisco 

Mar. 5 - Mar. 18, 1987 

"Career Fair" Invasion 

Push for condoms in restrooms 



photo by Larry Grahm 




("Career Fair" at City College on Feb. 19 drew more than 900 high school students who got some 
.helpful tips on how to prepare for professional careers. I 

Report reveals some interesting 
facts about City College 

By Harry Teague 

Are you a numbers person? Do 
you like to know how much 
money other people make? 
Where the money in a budget 
goes? What group gets more 

A report entitled "Analytical 
Summaries of Instructional 
Operations City College of San 
Francisco No. 17," covering the 
period from spring to fall, 1986, 
provided some interesting 
statistics. The study was 
prepared by Semans-Mueller 
Associates for the college and 
released January 1987. 

Did you know that City 
College's budget is close to $45 
million and that the entire 
district's budget is over $82 
million? (page 120.) 

Did you know that the average 
full-time instructor gets paid 
nearly $40,000 and that part- 
timers get paid $17,560? (page 

Did you know that while part- 
time instructors teach over 45% 
of all classes, they teach 100% of 
the summer courses? 

Did you know that less than 
4% of the budget is spent on 
repairs and upgrading ($1.4 
million)? And, that the report 
says "there should be a shift of 
priorities in this respect"? 
(pages 120 and 126.) 

Did you know that although 
cost-of-living adjustments were 
1% nationwide, City College 
instructors received 6.5% 
increase? (page 120.) 

Did you know that the report 
says because of budget problems 
"the college staff should not 
expect to avoid having to 
implement some form of 
productivity agreement?" (page 

Did you know that students 
will drop over 9% of their classes 
in the first seven to eight weeks 
of school? (page 28.) 

Did you know that enrollment 
has declined 3.7% in the last two 
years and that the report sees 
continued budget problems 
unless "there is a large (and 
unexpected) return to a higher 
population of students?" (pages 
3 and 17.) 

Did you know that only two 
departments had substantial 
increases in teaching load- 
Behaviourial Science and 
Health Education? (page 73.) 

Did you know that 27% of all 
students will drop from their 
mathmatics or chemistry 
classes? (page 31.) 

Did you know that day 
departments had substantial 
increases in attendance (known 
as "weekly student contact 
hours") since 1968? They are in 
the order of their increases: 


Computer and Informational 
Science, Architecture Broad- 
casting; Substantial decrease: 
Sociology, Fire Science, and 
Behavioral Science, (pages 47- 

Did you know that of the 
nearly $44 million City College 
budget, the report said, "If this is 
divided among teaching 
department areas and services 
and administration, the amount 
going to the latter is a surprising 
45%-that leaves 55% for day, 
evening and summer in- 
struction, and the included 
management of those areas." 
(page 4.) 

Did you know that the college 
catalogue provides descriptions 
for more than 1 ,000 courses, and 
that about 750 of these are 
offered earch term during the 
day session? (page 22.) 

By Harry Teague 

The national condom debate 
hit City College last week when 
a gay group demanded that 
condom vending machines be 
installed in all of the school's 

In a letter to President Carlos 
Ramirez, the Gay Men and 
Lesbian Women Alliance 
(GALA) said "condom vending 
machines should be installed in 
the restrooms of City College." 
The group said "These machines 
would serve as an important and 
practical step in the prevention 
of sexually transmitted 

The debate over condoms was 
renewed in recent months when 
both the Academy of National 
Science and Surgeon General 
Kopp recommended that 
condoms be used to prevent the 
spread of AIDS. 

But this is the first time 
concern over the deadly disease 
has led to a proposal to put 
vending machines in a college 


In a GALA group discussion, 
members said the need for 
privacy and the embarrassment 
some students might experience 
when purchasing condoms was 
the key reason why vending 
machines were needed. "I 
worked in retail stores, and 
people will take out brown bags 
and say 'Can I keep this item in 
here, and give you the price? But 
if you can quickly grab a 
condom from a machine, you're 
likely to get one, than ask a 17- 
year old clerk for one," said Kimi 
Floethe, a biology major. 

In_ response to the letter, 
President' Ramirez said his 
executive committee was 
discussing the proposal. He said 
that among the issues that need 

to be considered are "vandalism 
and who will be responsible for 
the maintenance of the 

Another member said the 
machines were needed for 
educational purposes to 
counteract AIDS. "Since this is 
the age of AIDS and a lot of 
people are very ignorant about 
AIDS, providing condoms in 
bathrooms is going to make 
people say 'Wow, why is this 
here?" said Danny bellairs, a 
business major. "Makes people 
think more about what they are 


However, some students like 
Scott Phelps oppose the idea. In 
a letter to GALA, the leader of 
the Christian group said, "It 
seems as though people who 
want, or need condoms would be 
in very desperate straights to 
need to purchase such an item in 
a City College restroom." 

Some students who were 
asked if they favored the idea of 
condom vending machines 
echoed the view of Danny 
Collins, a student council 
member: "It doesn't seem that 
they are needed. Students can go 
to stores or else get them free at 
the health center." 

But, San Francisco Com- 
munity College District 
Governing Board member John 
Riordan endorsed the plan. "I 
would be honored if the group 
would approach me and ask me 
to introduce it. I predict it will 
pass 7-0 on our board. No 
discussion needed." 


One advantage, students 
might consider to installing the 
machines, according to the 
manager of Far West Vending 
Machine Company will split 
12.59 each, bringing the total 

cost to 509 per condum," said 
W.E. Gallagher. 

Gallagher said he sent a letter 
to the student Council, which 
was later taken up by GALA, 
because "although we have been 
aware of sexually transmitted 
disease in this country for the 
last 10-15 years, this AIDS thing 
scares the hell out of peop) 
because it is terminal." 

In the meantime, John 
Schaefer, a student council 
member, said he was conducting 
a marketing survey "to see 
whether students support the 
idea or are in opposition to it." 

Bomb threat 



A prank bomb threat, the first 
one this semester, emptied the 
cafeteria and Statler Wing for 
30-minutes Tuesday morning. 
No bomb went off. 

But, most students were angry 
that the threat was made. "It's 
probably a prank call, but this is 
very ignorant, selfish, and 
stupid," said Cheryl Reiners, a 

One counselor, who was to 
hold a "stress management" 
workshop, said, "This is a very 
angry person who needs to deal 
with his stress." 

Police had no motive for the 
threat, though Officer J. 
McKeever, of the San Francisco 
Police Department did think it 
was usual for the threat to be 
made at this time. "This is 
usually done around midterm, so 
it is surprising that it is done this 
early in the semester," he said. 

McKeever said it is standard 
practice to wait 30 minutes after 
a bomb is supposed to go off 
before permitting people into the 
area. At about 9 a.m. the 
cafeteria and other areas were 


Foreign students flock to CCSF 

photo by Irwin Taptuarai 

"Goddess" facelift 
nearing completion 

*— ' photo by Larry Graham 

Art instructor Roger Baird and an unidentified student work 
feverishly to restore the "Goddess of the Forest." The shell of the 
statue will be filled in with a foam type substance after the cleaning 
out process is complete. Artist Dudley Carter will then return to his 
work and sharpen up the details of the original cuts made in 1940 
by Carter at the Golden Gate International Exposition. Work on the 
•tatue is to be completed by the end of the spring semester. 

By Mark Chung 

Currently, 428 foreign 
students representing 48 
countries are attending City 
College, according to the 
Foreign Student Admissions 

"Most of them (foreign 
students) attend here about two 
years and then transfer to a four- 
year institution," said Dong 
Hang, head of foreign student 
admissions. "Their purpose is to 
go to school. After they finish 
studying, they have to go back 
to their country." 

There are 65 more foreign 
students attending City College 
this semester than were a year 
ago, said Hang. Of the 428, 372 
are F-l classified, which means 
they have a student-visa A 
student who applies from a 
foreign country is considered a 
foreign student. 

According to Hang, more than 
one third of the foreign students 
are from Hong Kong (153), 
followed by China (54), Japan 
(39), and Taiwan (23). The 
academic major interest of most 
students are business, computer 
science, and engineering. 


Winnie Ho, a hotel and 
restaurant student from Hong 
Kong, chose to attend City 
College because it is affordable 
and she has friends in San 

"City College is pretty good," 
said Ho. "I like the teachers and 
environment." She also said the 
Study Center and tutorial 
services were helpful. 

"Everybody told me City 
College was great," said 
Farhang Pourmehraban, a 
biology student from Iran. "It's 
a good place to study. The 
students are nice, but I wish 
there were more activities." 

Stefanie Gunther, from 
Germany, said. "I really like 
City College. I like my classes 
and teachers." Her major is 
undeclared, but she said she 

CCSF's foreign students gathered at a recent reception hosted by President Carlos Ramirez. 

would probably major in French 
and maybe get into teaching. 

Business student Cecilia Lee 
plans to transfer to San 
Francisco State University. Lee, 
who came from Surname three- 
and-a-half years ago, said, "I 
would like to manage a company 
or firm. I would also like to work 
for an airline or an airport." 

Many of the foreign students 
said they chose to attend City 
College because it was 
recommended by relatives. All 
plan on transferring to a four- 
year college. 


There are two offices that 
assist foreign students. The 
Foreign Students Admissions 
Office, located in Conlan Hall 
E5, evaluates applications said 

According to Hang, foreign 
students have to meet certain 
requirements. They have to pass 
an English test, which is taken 
in their native country, and 
verify that they can pay for 

Helen Lum, one of two foreign 
student advisors (the other is 
Joyce Bailey), takes an active 
role in helping her students. 

"I help them to get adjusted to 
the country," said Lum. "I help 
them in any way I can to succeed 
in college. I recommend their 
courses. When they need 

housing, I try to help. I placed a 
couple of students with 
American families. I have taken 
groups of students to the opera 
and museum." 


"Personally, I feel City 
continued on back page 

Student Union overcomes 
critical insurance crisis 

By Harry Teague 

The Student Union insurance 
crisis, which closed down all 
fundraising activities since last 
November, was resolved 
Tuesday when coverage was 

According to Student Council 
President William Wierenga, 
clubs can now sponsor dances, 
bake sales, and other fund- 
raising events. 

The $1 million policy with 
Curis Day Broker will cost the 
Union $14,500 for one year, said 
spokesperson Sherly Abbot. She 

said the coverage would be 
"comprehensive," which mean 
it would cover all events 
sponsored by the Associated 

"The reaction of the council," 
according to Wierenga, "was 
ecstatic. The members were 
thinking me personally, 
although I had nothing to do 
with it. except for bringing 
pressure. From club repre- 
sentatives to people in the 
administration and other 
students were very happy." 


Mar. 6 - Mar. 18, 1987 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 


Electronic wizard who serves all 

(L-R) Detective McLeod (J. Carson) and Detective Brody (Larry J. Deem) assess a case. 


A smashing opener for City 
College drama department 

By Carol Bringaz 

"Detective Story" will surely 
go down as one of City College's 
best plays. With dialogue that 
kept flowing and a thought 
provoking message, this play 
will long be remembered. 

The play opens in a New York 
police station in the post-World 
War II period. Detective McLeod 
played by J. Carson is hell-bent 
on bringing every criminal to 
justice. He is too premature in 
vindictiveness, so when a young 
young war hero, Arthur, is 
arrested on charges of 
embezzling $480 from his 
employer (who is willing to 
drop the charges), he gives 
Arthur a bad time. McLeod 
assaults him, says derogatory 
things to him, and at times, 
flatters him to secure confession. 

At the same time, a man who 
is charged with performing 
illegal abortions enters and 
McLeod loses his temper with 
him. The doctor is injured by 
McLeod's blows and is rushed to 
the hospital, but McLeod is not 
sorrv in the least 


The story rises to a climax 

when we find out that his 
judgements take him too close to 
home. After McLeod finds out 
that his wife had gone to the 
same doctor years before he met 
her, he yells at her and calls her 
a whore, to which she leaves 
him. The journalist who is 
assigned to the police beat, tells 
McLeod that "I've heard this 
story before," warning that 
she'll kill herself and that he 
ought to find his wife. 

In the end McLeod is 
accidently shot by an accused 
burgler in the station and his 
dying words are for hie wife and 
to let the war hero, Arthur, go 
and drop all charges. 

The casting was superb, 
though it was hard to hear some 
of the characters in the early 
shows. J. Carson was strong and 
very good as the McLeod. The 
woman, Rebekah Curiel, who is 
caught shoplifting a purse, was 
portrayed so realistically with 
her childish requests at the 
police station. In her subtle way 
throughout the play, she catches 
your attention and her "tragic 
goodbye" to the police squad 

brought loads of laughter from 
the audience. 

Some of the supportive actors 
such as Doctor, Dean, and 
Rosenberg were interesting, 
lightening-up the tension with 
their comments from sex to local 

The young detective Dakis, 
who booked the shoplifter, was 
especially good, (played by 
Joseph K. McDowell). The 
journalist played by Emile 
Ishay Mughannam, had a 
refreshing twist in his outlook 
about people. A special applause 
also goes to Eddie Jansen, who 
played the professional burgler 
and who ends McLeod's life. 

The stage was simple, with 
desks and black telephones circa 
1948. The New York skyline as a 
backdrop was really effective 
adding a special touch to the 

The clothes looked like they 
were right out of someone's attic, 
not reproduced or made over. 
The story flew with its quick 
witted dialogue and poignancy 
of message. Weinstock should be 
applauded for her direction and 
choice of theme. 


By May Taqi-Eddin 

Did you happen to catch the 
Grammy Awards show last 
Tuesday? I must say the show 
was very boring. 

In an attempt to broaden the 
appeal of the show, organizers 
added live performances by 
country, jazz, blues, classical 
and gospel artists, as well as, 
pop/rock artists. I found this to 
be quite boring after about an 
hour or so. What ended up 
happening was a division of the 
audience where if you liked 
pop/rock you tuned in for the 
first 4 5-m i n u tea or so; if you liked 
country, you tuned in for the 
next half-hour or so, etc. 

Definitely one of the 
highlights of the show had to be 
the performance by Paul 
Simon. Simon won a grammy 
for his controversial album 
"Graceland"-he got a lot of flak 
from anti-apartheid people. 
Simon defends his position as 

merely benefiting Black 
musicians and in no way is his 
album a pro-apartheid move. 

I was very pleased to see 
Barbara Streisand win a 
grammy for female vocalist of 
the year. Unfortunately, it took 
24 years to win her second 
grammy and be recognized for 
her fine talents. 

Furthermore, having Billy 
Crystal as host of the show was 
a refreshing chance of pace. 
Since Crystal had no personal 
stake in the grammies, he was 
able to be a non-biased or, at 
least, he hid his biases. 

In addition, I could not believe 
it when "That's What Friends 
Are For" won for best single for 
the year. Sure it's a pretty good 
song and the profits from the 
single are going to help find a 
cure for AIDS, but the whole 
thing stunk of politics. 
Musically, it wasn't as good as 
the other nominated songs. 


THE GUARDSMAN'S Big Drawing/Giveaway! Here's 
your chance to win a package of hit albums. So, don't miss 
out on this excellent opportunity! 

Clip and fill out thiB coupon and drop off at THE 
GUARDSMAN office in Bungalow 209. 

However, I was very pleased to 
see Steve Winwood win two 
awards. His comeback album 
"Back in the Highlife" was 
definitely one of last year's 
hottest albums. I was also 
pleased to see Robert Palmer 
win an award after over 20 years 
in the music business. It was one 
of the most deserved awards of 
the evening. 

One of the most disappointing 
aspects of the show was Peter 
Gabriel not capturing a 
grammy for his brilliant song 
"Sledgehammer." His album 
"So" shows innovation, in 
which Gabriel fused tech no-p op 
to make a hell-u-va good album. 

Did you see the way the 
Beastie Boys were acting. 
Definitely one of the crudest and 
irritating acts I have seen in a 
while. They couldn't muster up a 
bit of respectability for the 
evening, but what else can you 
expect from three adolescent 

I could go on, but let's move on 
to other things. 


Jerry Hall was found not 
guilty of charges against her for 
alleged marijuana drug 
smuggling charges. 


Eric Clapton will kick off his 
extensive tour of the United 
States right here at the Oakland 
Coliseum in April. Phil Collins 
will be drumming for him on 
some dates, but he will definitely 
help Clapton kick-off his tour 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

Jack Petritus is regarded as 
the "savior" of the broadcasting 
department. Anytime anything 
goes wrong just call on Petritus 
and he'll fix it. 

Petritus attended Boston 
Graham College in Boston 
where he majored in radio 
production. Afterwards, he 
worked in New York before 
deciding a career in electronics 
and studying at Heald College in 
San Francisco. He then worked 
at Channel 44 as the operations 
engineer, before joining the 
broadcasting department here 
at City College. 


"The purpose of master 
control is to oversee the function 
of the broadcasting depart- 
ment," said Petritus. But, those 
services are not just limited to 
the broadcasting department 
Master control is also 
responsible for videotaping 
classes, taping guest lectures, 
videotaping television shows 
off the air for instructors, and 
producing instructional videos 
for teachers. 

Petritus schedules the 
movies/tapes and decides what 
staffing he has and whether 
there is a television monitor 
hooked up in the classroom. If 
there is no monitor, Petritus 
either tries to accomodate the 
instructor and the class in the 
Arts Extension building, or he 
tries to accomodate them in a 
different room that has a 
hookup, or they deliver a 
monitor to the classroom. 

Petritus would like to help see 
the system flow more smoothly 
and he believes that it could if 
the broadcasting department 
worked with the Office of 

The Andy Warhol 
legacy lives on 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

The art world suffered a great 
loss when Andy Warhol, 58, died 

Warhol, a writer, film maker, 
and artist first won noterity in 
the early 1960s for bis series of 
paintings depicting a Camp- 
bell's soup can which helped 
launch the pop art movement 
When asked why a soup can, 
Warhol replied "I'd been eating 
soup for lunch for 20 years, so I 
painted it." 

Warhol was born Andy 
Warhola to Czech immigrants in 
Pittsburgh. His father, a miner, 
died in the 1940's after a 
prolonged illness. 

Warhol who was unmarried 
lived with his mother in an 
apartment on New York's Upper 
East Side. 

photo by Mark Barth 



Petritus: a "jack" of all trades. 


Petritus has been replacing 
television monitors, a total of 12 
thus far. He would eventually 
like to see monitors hooked up in 
Batmale Hall. 

"It would cost about $50,000 
for an outside company to lay 
the cable down to reach Batmale 
Hall," said Petritus. He would 
also like a line to go to the 
student union. 

"There used to be a line that 
ran to the Student Union, but 
that got cut when they put up the I 
ramp for the Arts building," he] 

Petritus thinks he will be J 
around for a couple or so yean 
more before he moves on. 'I 
want to be a maintenance J 
engineer or work in poet- 
production," said Petritus. "But, 
I'd like to own my own recording | 
studio eventually." 


Warhol was a short man with 
silver hair, sometimes thought 
to be a wig, and dark glasses 
which seemed to be shielding 
him from the rest of the world. 
Though he did seem to be shy 
and quiet he was always in the 
public eye, especially when he 
was with his jet set friends. He 
once said that he was motivated 
by two ambitions; to make 
money and to be outrageous. 

Warhol always painted 
everyday objects, such as boxes 
of Brillo pads, twenty dollar 
bills, and famous celebrities 
such as Elvis Presley, John 
Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe. He 
described himself as simply a 
"re-creator" and not a "creator" 
of art. 


Warhol also had his hand in 
the world of cinema, where he 
produced such movies as 
"Sleep," a six-hour long movie 
featuring a man sleeping, or his 
film "Empire," which was an 
eight-hour long shot of the 
Empire State Building. 

Warhol's manager Leo 
Castelli said that Warhol 
seemed to have a strong 
influence on today's artist, more 
than any other artist. "Of all the 
painters of his generation, he's 
still the one most influential on 
the younger artists - a real 

Theresa Russell gets her man, in more ways than one. 

"Black Widow" spins 
a web of intrigue 

By John Modica 

Once bitten, watch out! Debra 
Winger, a "Fed," is lured into the 
lair of Theresa Russell, the 
Black Widow. The director of 
this tangled web is Bob 

"Black Widow," is the new 
thriller that snarls the viewer 
with many twists and snares. It 
holds the audience captive until 
the very end or does it? Have we 
been eaten too? Theresa Russell 
is the best femme fatal since 
Kathleen Turner in "Body 


Like a black widow, Russell 
loves her husband(s) for a very 
short time, purposely murders 
them, Uvea off their inheritance, 
and is never held responsible for 
her crimes. Winger finds this 
more than just a mere 

Russell, who not only bites 
Winger, also outshines her in 
this performance. One does not 
know who to love or hate. 

Like the film noir of the past 
one senses impending doom 
with every scene. Unfortunate- 
ly, Rafelson chose exotic 
locations rather than traditional 
claustrophobic urban environ- 
ments familiar in the classic 
film noir. This often distracts 
from the story of the film. At the 

end, all things seem to have been 
resolved, or are they? Some 
things are not what they seem. 


The characters sometime 
show lack of depth. For example, 
we never are given an 
explanation to the motivations 
of Russell. And, then again, we 
do not find any true motivation 
for Winger either. Both 
characters, however, are similar 
and tend to battle wits against 
each other. The audience also 
tries to guess what will happen 

Rafelson, who has a 
checkerboard career, directed 
"Five Easy Pieces" and the 
remake of the ("should be 
forgotten") "The Postman 
Always Rings Twice." Unlike 
"The Postman," this film i« 
much better. It does keep one 
guessing. Rafelson successfully 
pays homage to both Hitchcock 
and Antonioni. 

The film is a three spider bite 
film. Each one more poisonoitf 
than the one before. Once again, 
the only reason why this film did 
not totally work was because of 
the use of exotic locations. 

Oh, don't forget to look for a 
small role of Nicol Williamson. 
He is ... you guessed it - 
murdered by the "Black 

Mar. 5 - Mar. 18, 1987 


NorCal Tourney Re port 

Robinson, Gordon spark 1st round win 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Everyone in the stands at 
Saturday night's first round 
game of the Converse Com- 
munity College Basketball 
Tournament played at City 
College got to see a game with a 
little bit of everything: 
backboard rattling dunks, three- 
point shots, tough inside play 
and for Ram fans, a City College 
victory over the visiting Cabrillo 
College Hawks, 87-79. 

"I said if we held them under 
80 points we would win the 
game," a somewhat relieved 
head coach Dave Roberts said 
afterwards. Roberts proved to be 
very prophetic as Cabrillo tried 
to make up a 10 point deficit with 
just 36 seconds left by bombing 
away with three point shots. But 
lucky for Roberts and the Rams, 
the shots just wouldn't drop and 
the Rams were able to hold on for 
the win. 


Even though City won by 
eight points, the game was much 
closer than that Cabrillo was 
able to work inside for easy lay- 
ups that helped keep them close 
to the Rams throughout the first 
half. The lead went back and 
forth until midway through the 
first half when the Ram's Mark 
Robinson hit a two-pointer to 
give City a 20-19 lead. On the 
next play, the Rams stole a pass 
and took it down the court on a 
fast-break ending pass to 
Maxcell Gordon for the easy lay- 

It took Cabrillo 15 minutes to 
come back and tie the game as 
forward Dan Weeks hit the 
second shot of a pair of free 
throws to knot the game at 54-54 
with a little over 13 minutes left. 
It was then that City's Marcell 
Gordon asserted himself and 
started playing like— a-^man- 


Gordon's 11 first half points 
were overshadowed by Mark 
Robinson's 20, but when it was 
time to put up or shut up, No. 33 


photo by Mark Bartholoma 

(L-R) Henry Whitmore (23) and Mark RobinBon (10) await 
outcome as Marcell Gordon (33) stretches for rebound 
against Cabrillo. 

hit the boards and was all over 
the floor as he came up with 14 
second half points, most of them 
in the last 13 minutes to help 
give City the win. 

Robinson canned 10 more 
second half points to lead City 
with 30 for the game. The 
evening's big star was Cabrillo's 
Chris Grimley, who put down 36 
points and cleaned the boards 
for 12 rebounds. It was the 
Ram's Mark Robinson who had 
the visiting Hawks shaking 
their collective-heads. — ■ — 


"Robinson played a hell of a 
game," Cabrillo guard Scott 
Monson said in the visitor's 
locker room. Head coach Carl 
White echoed Monson's 

comments and added, "Rob- 
inson is a great player. We tried 
to do everything but take out a 
gun and shoot him. He still got 

"We like to keep it exciting," 
Ram coach Roberts said. The 
game was in doubt until the last 
minute or so when the Rams 
went up by 9 when Carl Kyle was 
fouled on a lay-up and made the 
free throw for a three point play. 

The Rams now must travel to 
Sonora to meet Columbia 
College, a 91-85 victor over West 
Valley College of Saratoga. City 
College currently holds a record 
of 20-10. Cabrillo ends its season 
with an 18-10 mark. Columbia is 
24-8. The CCSF-Cabrillo game 
was played last night. Hopefully 
the Rams returned victorious. 

Women: quick exit from NorCal tournament 

By Jim DeGregorio 

A combination of poor 
shooting and the opponents 
attempt to play a slow-down 
type game spelled disaster for 
the City College of San 
Francisco women's basketball 
team on Wednesday night as the 
Rums were defeated by the 
visiting College of the Siskiyous, 
33-32 in the opening round of the 
Northern Regionals of the 
women's basketball tourna- 

The Rams entered play in the 
tourney as the number four seed, 
while the Screaming Eagles 
came to The City with a number 
13 ranking, which proved to be 
quite lucky for them. 


First round games are 
supposed to be walkovers for 
teams seeded as high as CCSF, 
but it's not alwayB that way in 
women's basketball, according 
to head coach Tom Giusto. 

"That is the regional 
tournament for you. Anybody 
can beat anybody at anytime," 
said Giusto. 

"You usually don't score only 
33 points in a game and win it," 
said COS head coach Tom 


It was the way the Rams lost 
which startled most people. Both 
Siskiyous and CCSF played well 
defensively, but San Francisco 
lost the game on their shooting 
from the field. 

The Screaming Eagles took a 
quick lead, 5-2 in the opening 
minutes. The Rams came as 
close as one point, 5-4, but 
Siskiyous then ran off eight 
points to CCSF's three. CCSF 
converted only two out of 13 
shots (15%) in the first ten 
minutes of the half, compared to 
Siskiyou's six of nine (66%). The 
Eagles finished the first half by 
tanking the last two points and 
taking a 19-12 advantage. 

"We took the time off the clock 
and they never really got 
untracked," said Powers. 

CCSF's shooting at that point 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 

The men's baseball team had an exciting weekend as the City nine 
made it to the championship of the San Mateo Tournament. The 
Rams were beaten by host College of San Mateo, 15-5 on Sunday. 
Ram catcher Joe Baciocco was City's power source as the 
sophmore catcher from Riordan hit a three run homer in the 
opening round victory against Skyline and homered again, another 
three run shot, against Canada on Saturday. 

Rams Sport Schedule 


March 7 (?< Chabot 2:30pm' 

March 10 «/ Laney 2:30 pm| 

March 12 (a San Jose City College 2:30 pm , 

March 14 (a San Maieo 2:30 pm' 


March 13 Ut DeAnza 3:00prr^ 

March 17 «i DcAn/a 3:00 pm| 


March 5 (<« San Francisco State 2:(X)pni( 

March 6 (a Diablo Valle\ 2:00 pm^ 

March 13 (« Chabol 2:00 pm' 

March 16th «/ DeAnza 2:00 pmj 


March 6 "' Foothill College 7:00 pm| 

March 13 f« DeAnza 7:00 pm. 

March 1 8 <<• West Valley 7:(X)pm| 


7 Golden Gate Conference Relays. ' 

(" Chabot 

13 Chabot. Diablo Valley. San Jose 2 10 pm] 

<" DVC 
14 Express Relays <" Contra Cosia 1) ami 

• 1/ -- f^l '-^A- 


By Mark Mazzaferro 

The grass is green. The sun is 
shining brightly in Arizona and 
Florida. Players are struggling 
to get into their doubleknits. 
Beer taps are being cleaned and 
Btadiums are being spruced up. 
Yes. April 6, opening day for 
Major League baseball, is just 
around the corner. 

I guess it's hard to relate to 
spring training in New York and 
Philadelphia right now. With a 
foot of snow on the ground, it's 
hard to relate to anything except 
maybe a snowplow. But here in 
San Francisco, we are spared 
that horrendous deluge of 
snowdrifts. All we have to worry 
about is whether we have a team 
or not the next season. 


But hey, who cares! I still have 
those fond memories of opening 
days past-sitting out in the 
leftfield bleachers soaking up 
the sun and whatever I could get 
into the stadium to drink. 

Sometimes the Gianst won; 
sometimes they lost. The winner 
or loser was inconsequential. We 
were there to be there. 

"Opening Day" is an event. It 
is one of the few days of the year 
where people forget how much 
money those spoiled brats make. 
We have been starved for the 
sound of horsehide on pine-ash 
as a single is slapped through a 
drawn-in infield. For the fix it 
provides, on "Opening Day" 
those bums are worth what they 
are paid. 

Those bums! A bigger group of 
overpaid, obnoxious spoiled 
brats you will never meet in 
three lifetimes. All winter long 
they have been haggling over 
their contracts and their 
incentive clauses, going to 
arbitration and complaining 
about collision among owners 
trying to prevent the free agency 
hold-ups the players have been 
pulling the last few years. 


Yes, if the Giants ever move 
away from us, I will still have a 
lot of great memories of 
opening days past-sneaking 

beers inside a 10 pound bag of 
popcorn, jumping fences and 
running away from what 
seemed like thousands of Bums 
guards to get a seat behind home 
plate, sitting out in the bleachers 
with all the "real fans" who 
would rather watch a fight in the 
stands than the action on the 

Think about it-April 6th is 
your chance to experience 
something that only happens 
once a year and someday may 
never happen again. It's your 
chance to let go of your 
inhibitions and yell your lungs 
out. And the best part of all, you 
don't even have to know who the 
hell those guys in the funny 
looking polyester pants are or 
what they are doing. If you can 
drink beer and/or scream, then 
you qualify as an "Opening 
Day" fan. 


(L-R) Lora Alexander (22) and Edna Downing (21) prepare for a 
rebound as Lana Slocum (23) puts up ajumb shot against Siskiyous. 

was a paltry three out of 28 (10%) 
while COS maintained a seven 
out of 16 (45%) percentage. 


CCSF came railing back in the 
second half by cutting the 
Eaglea advantage to 21-18, and 
eventually, the Rams took their 
first lead of the game, 22-21, on 
an offensive rebound followed 
by a jumper by forward Edna 

Both teams fought for the lead 
until the Rams had their largest 
margin of the game, 30-27. 

The game was far from over, 
though, as Siskiyous once again 
led, 31-30. 

With just several minutes left, 
CCSF's Laura Alexander tied 
the game with a freethrow, 31- 
31, until COS went up 33-31. 


On a designed "lob pass" play, 
Alexander was fouled, but she 
only made one freethrow and 
forced San Francisco into a must 
foul situation. Siskiyous 
converted one of the shots, and 
once again the Rams had a last 
shot chance to win the game. 

CCSF tried the lob pass play, but 
Siskiyous players were there to 
interfere with the shot. 

"That was the play of the 
game," said Giusto. "We make it, 
we win; we don't make it, we 
lose," he said. 

Alexander led all scorers with 
12 points, but only a four of 17 
shooting percentage. Downing 
and Lana Slocum each chipped 
in six points for CCSF, while 
Lisa Delgado had 10 and Wendy 
Butler had nine points for COS. 

With the win, Siskiyous 
improves to 19-8 overall and the 
Eagles move ahead into the 
quarterfinals of the NorCal 

"We will play the winner of the 
American River-Kings River 
game," said Powers. 

As for CCSF, the Rams will 
look on ahead to next year with 
a good crop of freshmen. "This 
team accomplished more this 
year than any other team I have 
coached, but I felt we should 
have gone farther in the 
NorCal," said Giusto adding, 
"there is life after basketball." 

The Rams finish the season 
with a 21-7 overall record. 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 

Gotcha! Fencing students go through rigorous training to be the 

Sports Shorts: Honors 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Women's Honors 

Lana Slocum, City College of 
San Francisco's 5-10 sophmore 
forward, was named the Golden 
Gate Conference Player of the 
Year for the 1986-87 season, it 
has been announced. 

"She'd improved over last 
year," said head coach Tom 
Giusto. "She won a lot of games 
for us playing consistently." 
That translates into scoring 
anywhere from 16 to 22 points a 

Making the first team, all- 
conference was Lora Alexander, 
a 5-11 freshman. "She's a year 
away from winning the honor," 
Giusto said. "In another year 
she could win it." 

Others receiving honors were 
Edna Downing, who made the 
second team, and Jane Murray 
and Maureen Ganthier, two 
freshmen who earned honorable 
mention recognition. 

Let's not forget head coach 
Tom Giusto. Giusto was named 
the conference's Coach of the 
Year. "I feel good," the modest 
Giusto said in reference to the 

award. "It comes with winning 
the league." 


"It takes skill to do any sport," 
says Joe Manzano, teacher and 
coach of the fencing team here at 
CCSF. "Fencing is refined 

One of the main problems the 
fencing team faces is the fact 
that, along with many other 
sports, funding was taken away 
from the team and competition 
had to be cut back. 

"The only schools that want to 
fence are four-year schools," 
Manzano said. "We compete 
against teams from UC Davis, 
Berkeley, S.F. State and Santa 
Cruz. Santa Cruz is a member of 
the NCAA at the Division III 

The fencing team meets every 
Tuesday and Thursday for a 
class from 4-5 p.m. "Women 
fencers have declined," the 
coach said. "When we go to a 
meet outside of CCSF, only six to 
nine women show up. Fencing is 
more prevalent back east 
because there are more cultural 


Mar. 5 - Mar. 18,] 


Feature Photo 


by Adrian Marks Damron 



scholarships to S.F. Art Institute. 
Contact Morris Camhi or Paul Klein, 
V160, or Richard Ham, C126, prior to 
March 15. 

awards go to the oldest students aged 50 
and over who are taking at least 5 units 
at CCSF. Apply L366. Deadline March 

CARE STUDENTS - Five $300 
scholarships awarded to full-time 
Chinese students who are enrolled in 
Medical Assisting, Radiologic 
Technology, Nursing, Medical Record 
Technology or Respiratory Therapy. 
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or 
permanent residents and have 
completed 12 units at CCSF with a 2.8 
GPA. Apply L366. Deadline March 13. 

SCHOLARSHIP - One $400 scholarship 
awarded to a self-supporting sophomore 
mother with one or more dependent 
children who has completed 44 units at 
CCSF with a 3.0 GPA and is transferring 
to a 4-year college in the fall to pin-sue a 
BA degree in health education, public 
health or any area of biological science. 
Apply $304. Deadline March 13. 

SCHOLARSHIP - One $100 scholarship 
awarded to a student who has completed 
two courses in either history, journalism, 
speech, English composition or 
technical writing and has a 3.0 GPA 
after completing 15 units. Apply L366. 
Deadline March 13. 

scholarship of approximately $300 
awarded to a woman re-entry student, 21 
years or older, who has completed 12 
unite at CCSF with a 3.0 GPA and is 
enrolled at least part-time. Financial 
need considered. Apply L366. Deadline 
March 13. 


BROADCASTING • Several scholar- 
ships of varying amounts, Contact Phil 
Brown, A161. 

BUSINESS - $200 Accounting 
scholarship, contact Ron Rubin, C220; 
$150-$250 Secretarial Careers Awards, 
contact Jo Ann Hendricks, C105, or 
Scholarship Office, L366; $200 
Marketing scholarship, contact Gary 
Reiman, B219; Word Processing 
scholarship, contact Peggy Vote, B466; 
Business 135 award, contact Bob 
Deiongh, C220. 

ENGINEERING - Two to eight $200- 
$300 awards. Contact the Engineering 
Department, Si 48. 

HUMANITIES - Pairs of tickets to the 
S.F. Symphony and American 
Conservatory Theater distributed by 
lottery. Contact A213 or T.556 for more 

PHYSICS - Six $504600 scholarships. 
Contact James Conley, S185. 

Arte scholarships. Contact Don Rvon, 

students to 
build low < 
mileage car 

By Harry Teague 

Engineering and designing 
tech students at City College are 
planning to design a high 
mileage automobile as part a 
statewide contest to be held June 
13 and 14. 

The construction of the car, 
which will be built on campus in 
the Science Building, will give 
the students "hands-on 
experience in engineering 
problems," said Ken Commons, 
a designing instructor. 

Engineering students believe 
the semester-long project will 
give them experience for the 
future. "This project may is 
connected with the Society of 
Automobile Engineers, and, by 
working on this, the student can 
always go back to them for 
references," said engneering 
student Alex Hochstraser. 

Although the students will be 
trying to beat last year's winner, 
a vehicle designed by a 
Canadian team that reached a 
speed of 2600 mph, Hochstrater 
is not concerned. "This project is 
to help us understand the 
process of designing and 
constructing an automobile- not 
to compete with a team that's 
much better financed than we." 

Roger Lindgren, a first 
semester engineering instructor, 
said he initiated the idea of a 
student-project to "create 
interest with students in the 

Black leaders call for mobilization 

By Laurel Henry 

Both national and local 
governments condone racism 
and the public must become 
more educated about it, charged 
two national Black leaders, who 
spoke recently at City College. 

Ahmed Obafemi from New 
York's African Peoples 
Organization and Gary 
Washington, an anti-klan 
activist, addressed at least 30 
students about recent events in 
Howard Beach and Forsyth 
county Georgia. 

The Howard Beach incident 
involved a mob of whites 
attacking three Black men, 
resulting in the death of one of 
them in December 1986. 

According to Obafemi, when 
an alleged police cover-up 
began, the Clack community 
banded together for boycotts 
and marches. "The response of 
the Black community was 

Obafemi said that national 
and local governments condone 
racism. "Mayor Koch (of New 
York City) perpetuates racism in 
New York" through a corrupt 
police department and adminis- 
tration. "The government isn't 
doing anything about racism," 
he said. 


However, Obafemi said that 
recent racial incidents in New 
York and other areas through- 
out the country have "re- 
vitalized the civil rights 
movement." He added that 
although the gains that were 
made in the 60's have been 
somewhat restricted, new youth 
groups are springing up in 
support of civil rights. 

Gary Washington, of Georgia, 
who helped spearhead protest 
marches in January in all-white 
Forsyth County, Georgia, said 
racism should be challenged 
wherever it breeds. 

Washington said besides 
Raining the right-to-work and 
live in Forsyth Country, Blacks 
should be given back the land 
that was taken from their 
ancestors many years ago before 
Forsyth became an all-white 
community in 1912. At that time, 
a black man was accused of 
raping a white women said 

photo by John 

Rev. Amos Brown chargt 
plight of Blacks a crisis 

Ahmed Obafemi 

photo by John Umphrey 


In addition to his anti-racism 
activities, Washington said he 
has fought the KKK, which he 
said is active in the paper mills 
of Atlanta. In the paper mill 
where Washington works there 
are 32 organized Klansmen that 
meet once a month to trade 
information on Klan activities, 
he said. 

"The Klansmen meet in a gun 
shop where they learn how to use 
semi-automatic weapons," 
Washington said. "We are 
dealing with a very tense 
situation in Forsyth County." 

Both Obafemi and Washing- 
ton said people must become 
educated about the racism that 
occurs throughout the United 
States. They said people must 
"band together" to form a well- 
organized alliance. 

By Harry Teague 

Declaring that if Blacks are 
going to to get out of their 
economic crisis, there's going to 
be a need for some spiritual 
guidance, said Rev. Amos 
Brown, a San Francisco 
Community College District 
Governing Board member, 
recently to students and faculty 
at City College. 

At least 70 faculty members 
and students attend a noon time 
lecture by Rev. Brown 
commemorating "Black History 
Month." The lecture, entitled 
'The Crisis, Cure and Challenge 
in the Black Community," was 
sponsored by the Black Student 
Union. Rev. Brown told Black 
students not to "ever apologize 
for having a Black Student 
Union. For if the Italians can 
have their clubs, if the Chinese 
can have theirs.. .you had better 
have some place where you can 
come together." 


Rev. Brown gave several 
examples of the "crisis" he saw 

Survey reveals 60% readership 

By Katherine Law & 
Georgette Seruge 

While 60% of the students at 
City College read The 
Guardsman, one-third believe 
improvements are needed, 
according to a reader survey 
conducted by The Guardsman. 

The survey, which was 
conducted last year during the 
Spring and Fall semesters, 
questioned 703 students about 
the appeal of the campus 

Of the 40% who don't read the 
newspaper, responses varied 
from "never seen nor heard of it" 
to "had no time." Others said 
they had "no interest" in 
reading The Guardsman or 
any other newspaper for that 

A majority of those students 
who read The Guardsman said 
they did so to learn about 
"campus news." The fact that it 

was written by students for 
students was also why students 
preferred to read it. Other 
reasons cited were "it's free," "a 
good way to pass time," "great 
sports coverage and photo- 
graphy," "variety," "political 
cartoons," "editorials," "wit," 
"to support the school paper," 
and was used to help some ESL 
students "improve (their) 

Most suggestions for 
improvement were for "better 
proofreading" of articles, 
"longer articles" for details, and 
a "larger issue." Others wanted 
more "human interest stories," 
"CCSF stories," "politics," 
"science news," "color humor," 
and "book and restaurant 
reviews." Many students also 
expressed a desire for paid 
advertisments for "a classified 
add section." 

Calendar of Events 

Additionally 66% of the 
students surveyed felt the name 
of the newspaper should be 
changed, while 33% said it 
should remain the same, and 1% 
were undecided. Some students 
were curious as to the meaning 
and significance of the name 

Overall. 57% of the res- 
pondents raided the paper as 
"good," 6% "excellent," 30% 
"fair," and 4% "poor." 

in the Black community. Hei 
"70% of all Black males, by< 
year 2000, will either be i 
drugs, on alcohol, in jail, ■ 
or unemployed." 

Rev. Brown added: 
problem is that Blacks 
disproportionate share of J 
social behavior. In 
Francisco, 50% of all 
mothers come from the 


Rev. Brown said the only l 
Blacks could solve what hei 
as a crisis was by goir 
church. "And, I don't carei 
anybody says, the only hopelj 
Afro-Americans, negro* 
colored folks, or Blac 
America, is the Black churd] 

In a question-and-ansi 
period, a student ask about jj 
"distrust of the Black chu 
and ask what she shoo 
when "Black preachers 
shown ignorance?" 

Brown told the etude 
"keep on searching and youi 
find that one Black chu 
that's of quality." 


College should do more fori 
foreign students," added 
'They need to have 
support. It could be a culti 
shock coming to a i 

According to Lum, one of ■ 
things City College is 
do is start "Friends of 
Foreign Students." 

"What I hope they 
from the community) can do^j 
meet with our foreign studfl 
and speak English with 
and tell them different tl 
about the United States. Thi^ 
the type of thing I would lik* •( 
see mushroom." 

A welcoming reception 
held for foreign student* 
February 24. Lum said it was* 
idea of City College Presid 
Carlos Ramirez, who said it j 
a first step toward "find 
better ways to serve you." 

Added Lum: "I think I 
the best job in the world, becao 
I meet all these wonde 
students. Most of them arei 
good students." 


The Hotel Sales and Marketing 
Association of CCSF will be selling 
raffle tickets until March 20 for their 
drawing to be held on March 27- 
Prizes to be awarded include: 2 
daya/1 night at the Marriott Hotel, 
the Travel Lodge, the Queen Anne 
Hotel, the Hotel Vintage Court, the 
Hotel Union Square, the Claremont 
(Oakland), the Holiday Inn East 
Bay, and the Marriott Hotel 
(Burlingame); 3 days/2 nights at the 
Monterey Beach Hotel on Cannery 
Row and the Sir Francia Drake in 
San Francisco; meals for two at 
Panos', Bon Appetit, and the Mark 
Hopkins Hotel; brunch for two at 
Four Seaa Cliff Hotel; 10 tickets for 
Food Service Trade Center; green 

fees for two at the Carmel Country 
Club; a knife set; and a fantasy 
dinner for four featuring Stephen 
Simmons of Casa Madrona in 
Sausalito. Tickets are $1. Call 239- 
3153 between 2-3 p.m. for more 


The Chess Club invites CCSF 
students to enter our 1st semi- 
annual tournament on Wed., March 
25, 1 p.m. There are prizes of $50- $30- 
$20 for lst-2nd-3rd place winners. 
There is no entre fee. Students must 
have their current Student ID card 
at the tournament. Please bring 
Chess sets and clocks if you have 


A show of fine art paintings and 
commercial illustrations by 
Chuck Eckart will continue 
through March 12 at the "City 
Arts" Gallery in the Visual Arts 

Dr. Pauling, chairperson of the 
biology department at San 
Francisco State University, will 
be on campus Monday, March 9, 
at 8 a.m., Science 204, and at 11 
a.m., Science 136. Topics for 
discussion will include 
transferring to SFSU, majoring 
in biology, and careers in 


The Stanford Folk Dance Ensemble 
will perform ethnic dances from 
countries that border on the Danube 
River on Friday, March 6, from noon 
to 1 p.m., the College Theatre. 

Consul General Ismail El-Moeti will 
lecture on the role of the United 
States and Egypt in the Middle 
East, Wednesday, March 11, from 
noon to 1 p.m. Conlan 101. 

Watch Chef John Scopazzi bone a 
chicken and learn about what's 
cooking in the Hotel and Restaurant 
Program, Thursday, March 12, from 
2 to 3 p.m., Statler Wing 14. 

by Deborah Qu*l| 


The University of San Franc 
College Players will conclude IW» 
season with Sandy Wilso"!' 
musical comedy "The Boy Frien 4 
Performances will be March 19* 
and March 26-28 at 8 p.m. «*[| 
March 22 at 2 p.m. in the Gill T<*£ 
at USF. Tickets are $3-$6. 1. 
opening night performance *°* j 
gala reception on March 20 wiU» 
$8. For information and reeerw 
tions, call 666-6133. 


The World Affairs Council 1«*£ 
entitled "The Gorbachev BeW 
tion- What's in It for the U-S- -| 
Tuesday, March 10. at 12:15. * 
details on this and other lectin* 
call 982-2541. 


Primer Chess Tourney 

March 25, 1 p.m. 

Student Union 

Bring Clocks 

A.S. Council Meeting 
"March on Sacramento" 

Monday, March 23rd 

Basement, Student Union 

12 Noon 

Vol. 103, No. 5 

City College of San Francisco 

Mar. 19 - Apr. 1, 1987 

-, , . , . Atl Women's restrooms deplorable, 

Now, hooooold it! I . j . .•*• i . 

9 ,^.y M ,l student petition claims R 

By Harry Teague 

Some City College women are 
mad as hell and they're not 
going to take it any more. 

That's the word from more 
than 30 women who recently 
signed a petition complaining 
about the physical condition of 
women's bathrooms on campus. 

Pat Leong, who spearheaded 
the petition drive said, "I could 

AS to study 
cops v 

By Wendy A. Sutton 

The prospect of arming City 
College's police force has moved 
one step closer to reality when 
the Associated Students 
Council, by a 14-1 vote, approved 
a resolution to look into the 

The resolution by student 
council member John Schaefer 
comes on the heels of rising 
campus thefts. Although the 
language of the resolution 
includes student campus police, 
Schaefer said his intent was to 
discuss arming the San 
Francisco Community College 
Police Department (SFCCPD). 

Presently, SFCCPD officers 
routinely call in city police as a 
backup when investigating 
burglaries and assualts. 
Schaefer said the SFCCPD 
should be in a position to handle 
all police matters by themselves. 

Citing a -statewide report on 
community colleges, Schaefer 
said "in California, every 
community college with a 
population over 20,000 students 
has an armed police force." 

Students prepare for j 
march on Sacramento 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

While the actual numbers and 
figures are uncertain, one thing 
is for sure, the Associated (AS) 
plan to participate in a march on 
the State Capitol on April 6th, to 
protest Governor George 
Deukmejian's plans for the 
tightest state budget since 1983. 

The figures may be confusing, 
but the overall effect is not In 
the long run. the Governor's cuts 
will mean more and more 
improvements to facilities on all 
the community college cam- 
puses of the state, say critics. 

"We don't want the cuts," 
Schaefer said. "This college 
cannot handle any cuts right 




According to Scheafer, 
althought the state's community 
colleges will be receiving budget 
increases, those increases will be 
offset by salary raises to faculty 

"The council was presented a 
paper showing us that 
Deukmejian was taking $300 
million out of the public school 
budget, which would not affect 
the community college dis- 
tricts," Scheafer said. "Last 
year's budget for the colleges 
was $1.9 billion. This year, it's $2 
billion, or a five percent 
increase. But, with a 6% pay 
increase to instructors, that puts 
us 1% in the hole." 

According to Schaefer, posters 
have been printed and a general 
assembly of the student body to 
inform them of the march is 

The meeting is scheduled for 
Monday, March 23, at 12 noon, 
in the basement of the Student 
Union. "We will also be putting 
up posters and flyers to inform 
people," Scheafer said. "The 
theme will be 'Can you afford t 
go to City College in the future?" 

Continued on back page 

not believe the sight and smell 
when I went into the bathroom. 
Litter all over the floor, spilling 
over the top of the wastebasket, 
with one toilet seat cracked and 
one toilet clogged, causing urine 
to overflow." 

Rousanna Matias, a sopho- 
more, added: "If s really filthy. 
But it's hard to avoid because 
just about everyone has to use 
the bathroom." 

When Charles Collins, head of 
building and grounds, was 
shown photographs by the 
petitioners of a bathroom, he 
said, "This looks like vandalism 
to me. I don't understand how it 
could be this messy, unless 
someone was purposefully doing 

But most of the women saw it 
differently. "This is a structual 
problem that has been going on 
for quite a while. For example, 
cracked seats that have not been 
fixed for years," said Leong. 


Collins promised to look into 
the complaints. "I'll go 
personally into the restrooms 
and check them out We will see 
that this situation is corrected." 

But a week after the complaint 
was lodged some women said 
there had been no change. "I 
was in there the other day, and it 
was still a mess," said Lyn 
Randall. "I go there early in the 

mornings and I can see that it 
has not been cleaned the night 

But, Leong said she would 
continue her fight to get the 
restrooms in better conditions. 
"Although, I did noticed that the 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 

floors had been cleaned, the 
structural problems, like the 
cracked toilet seats and sanitary 
napkin holders remain broken. I 
intend to continue by fight 
until the bathrooms are fixed," 
said Leong. 

AS moves to publish booklet 
that evaluates faculty 

By Mark-Chung 

Have you ever wanted to know 
about an instructor before 
registering for a class? If so, you 
might be interested in an 
evaluation of instructors based 
on the opinions of students. 


New condom craze 
sweeps the nation 

By Wendy A. Sutton 

In response to the new condom 
craze in California, a second 
community college is petitioning 
to have condom dispensers put 
in campus restrooms. 

Fresno City College President 
Arthur Ellish is studying the 
proposal endorsed by the 
school's Student Senate to 
install condom vending 
machines in the college's men's 
and women's restrooms. 

Hopefully this will make 
condoms more accesible to 
students who for one reason or 
another would not buy them in 
stores, said Associated Students 
President Susan Kirkorian. 

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance 
(GALA) at City College of San 
Francisco has made a similar 
proposal (see The Guardsman, 
March 5-18). Chris Stoddard of 
GALA said, "I have not received 
any reaction from Carlos 
Ramirez (college president)." 
Her next step will be to speak 
with City College's governing 

When asked if she thinks the 
condom dispensers will 

eventually be installed on 
campus Stoddard said, "Of 

John Schaefer, a student 
council member at City, who is 
in the process of doing a 
marketing survey on the issue, 
said the results were not yet 
compiled. However, "for the 
most part students were in favor 
of the vending machine idea for 
condoms," he added. 

In Texas, a university student 
has started a condom delivery 
service called "Protection 
Connection." For $6 Paul 
Gloyna, a Texas Tech Universi- 
ty student, will deliver five 

"A lot of kids won't go out and 
buy these things for them- 
selves," Gloyna said. "We do it 
for them." 

In California, two Peninsula 
professional women have also 
gotten into the act. Carolyn 
Klein, attorney, and Pat 
McGuire, a business woman, are 
planning to market condom 

Continued on back page 

Public service will cure apathy, Hus says 

By Harry Teague 

City College Chancellor 
Hilary Hsu has called on 
students to get involved in 
public service as a way to get 
"some students out of their 

In an exclusive interview with 
The Guardsman Hsu called 
upon the student council to take 
a different approach to social 
activities. "Instead of the 
student council being only 
concerned about social 
activities, maybe that's the 
cause of the apathy," he said. 
"Traditional college students 
need social activities, but maybe 

Hilary Hsu 

this kind of activity is not 
attractive enough." 

Hsu proposed that the college 
adopt Balboa High School as a 
sister school. "They are our 
brothers and sisters, sometimes 
literally so. What can we 
do? Can we spend an hour or two 
to adopt a student from high 
school?" he asked. 


Hsu said the idea for this 
proposal came from a report he 
co-authored last year, entitled, 
"Coalition of College Presidents 
for Civic Responsibility." 

The report said younger 

people were more materialist 
today than in the past. "Yet, 
youth, our future leaders, are 
becoming increasingly isolat- 
ed... their purpose in life has 
become the fulfillment of self- 
centered materialism and 
personal career aspirations." 

The report continued: "Today, 
many people know a great deal 
about their civil rights. Do they 
know about their civil 


Moreover, the report en- 
courage college presidents to 
develop policies that would 

Dental assisting instructor Nina Price lectures students on tooth 

critique on the teachers," said 
Tavaglione. "We're not looking 
out to ruin any one teacher. 
None of the material that we 
print is going to be the opinion of 
the Student Council. We're just 
collecting the opinions of the 
students from this campus." 

"I think it's a fine idea that 
students evaluate faculty," said 
computer information and 
science instructor Charles 
Miller. "I don't see anything 
wrong with it. It should be 
published. It's been done 

"I don't think it's a bad idea at 
all," said English instructor 
Gerry Coletti. 'It might be 
helpful to students. I've seen it 
used in other places. After a 
couple of semesters, it tends to be 
disregarded. Students change 
and so do their opinions." 

Coletti said there is already a 
grapevine that students pay 
attention to talking about 
instructors with friends. "But I 
don't know how valid they are." 

"Nobody likes to be written up 
as a donkey," said economics 
instructor Dick Bloomer. "But I 
think it's advantagous in a 
number of ways if it's done 
properly and not a frivolous 
evaluation done by one person." 

He added: "I think it's 
beneficial to the students and 
beneficial to the instructor. The 
instructor sees where his strong 

continue on back page 

In progress, is the creation of 
an evaluation that will be 
available before Fall 1987 
registration from the Student 
Council or from booths that will 
be set up on campus, according 
to Student Council member Kim 

"Basically, it's going to be 
used as a fundraiser for the A.S. 
Council," said Tavaglione, who 
is in charge of the project "The 
cost will be no more than $2." 

The information contained 
in the evaluation will be based 
on questionnaires filled out and 
comments made by students, 
said Tavaglione. The questions 
vary like how the teacher 

"It's going to be a constructive 

induce students towards public 

According to Diane Linsey, a 
Peace Corps recruiter, lately, a 
lot of attention has been placed 
on public service work by 
students because they are still 
undecided about their future. 

"After college, is the one time 
in people's Uvea when they can 
afford to take time out to decide 
what they want to do," says 
Linsey. "After they become 
established, it becomes more 

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MAR. 19 -APR.!,] 

Condoms sought 

The governing board of City College should pass a resolution in 
favor of condom vending machines in all the bathrooms on campus. 
Several weeks ago, a proposal to have condom vending machines 
installed came from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA), which 
asked CCSF President Carlos Ramirez in a letter that, "condom 
vending machines should be installed in the reetrooms of City 

The GALA request stems from recent national debates on how to 
stop the spread of AI DS. Both the Academy of National Science and 
Surgeon General Kopp recommended that condoms be used to 
prevent the spread of AIDS. The comotion concerning condoms 
came to a head when National Condom Week was celebrated. 

Using condoms to prevent AIDS is a wise decision and persons 
who frequently engage in the act of sex would do well to heed this 
advice. AIDS is a disease that no longer concerns just the 
homosexual community of our society, but all of society itself, and 
the board should pass the resolution and thus make condoms as 
available as possible. 

Locally, condoms are available in the student health center at no 
cost, and, as everyone knows, can be purchased in drug stores. 
GALA's request should not be denied. 

No doubt condom vending machines will soon appear in most 
restauarants, night clubs, and single bars. Fresno City College is 
also considering a proposal to place condom vending machines in 

The cost to students will be only 50« per condom, and, any effort to 
prevent the spread of AIDS is a worthwhile move. 


No Guns! 

Interesting Report 

Dear Editor: 

Congratualtions on your story 
about the "Analytical Summaries 
Report" (written by Harry Teague) 
in the March 5-18 Guardsman. It is 
an article that should be required 
reading for faculty, staff and 

The report from which you drew 
the material for your article is part 
of a comprehensive longitudinal 
study that should be reviewed by 
anyone interested in helping the 
college, its faculty, staff and 

I have two additional comments 
about your interesting article. One, 
additional clarifying comments 
regarding each of the items which 
you discussed would help in the 
understanding of some of the more 
complicated issues; and two, the 
figure which you quoted for the 
average salary of part-timers was 
an understandable misinterpreta- 
tion of the salary found in the 
Summaries Report 

The "Analytical Summaries 
Report" states "The dollar figures 
underlying (cost indeces) are 

$39,800 for the average full-time 
FTE and $17,560 per hourly FTE." 
This latter translates into what the 
average salary of a part time 
instructor would be if that instructor 
were teaching a full-time load (15 
units) at the hourly rate that the 
instructor is receiving as a part-time 

Since most part-time instructors 
are teaching nine or less units, the 
average salary for a part-time 
instructor teaching nine units 
would be about $10,536 per year. 
Instructors teaching six units would 
probably be averaging $7,024 per 
year. These are very important facta 
in terms of the part-time teachers 
and their need for full-time jobs or 
increased hours. There is a great 
difference between $17,560 and 
$7,000 to $10,000. 

Thank you for the report. 

Laurent R Broussal. 

Fine Story 

Dear Editor: 

This is to thank you for writing 
such a fine article on CCSPs foreign 
students which I enjoyed reading. 

Helen Lum 

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This past week the Associated Students (AS) passed a resolution 
to study whether or not the campus police should be permitted to 
carry guns on campus. This is a poor idea and the council should 
reconsider the decision. 

The argument put forth, by the council member John Schaefer, is 
that the police need guns because there were $25,000 worth of thefts 
last year on campus. What Schaefer fails to mention, though, is that 
nearly all of these robberies, according to Police Chief Gerald 
DiGaralomo, were inside jobs. 

Another argument for guns on campus was the murder of an 
instructor five years ago. How are the campus police supposed to 
defend themselves against a crazed person with a gun, some will 
ask? How about starting every semester with a three-hour 
mandatory workshop educating students on how to rationally 
disagree with an instructor. 

The difference in the solutions offered here is one of attitude: Is the 
proper role of police to enforce the law or is it to prevent crime from 
occuring in the first place? 

If one believes the latter, the AS proposal makes sense. But if you 
believe in the former, there should be a proposal permitting the cops 
to carry machine guns, as well, because this may help them more 
"effectively enforce the law." 

However, if one accepts the postion that prevention is the key to 
dealing with crime, then the idea of having guns is senseless. 
Without a doubt, the best key to preventing crime from happening in 
the first place is education. 

Education is what City College is all about. Let's spend more time 
debating how we can improve the quality of education at City and 
less time debating the merits of law enforcement methods that have 
proven a dismal failure. 


Public land for public use 

By Madeline Mueller 
Music Department Chair 

The mayor has been quoted in 
recent newspaper articles as 
saying that public land must be 
given away in order for 
affordable housing to be built 
Yet, in her pamphlet titled "A 
Progress Report on Housing," 
she indicates that of the 20,000 
new houses expected during the 
next 10-15 years, 14,000 will be 
made "affordable" by the 
rezoning of commerical land. 
Less than 2,000 (1,700) by the 
rezoning of pulic land and the 
rest will be underwritten and 
subsidized by grants to private 

Of course, giving public lands 
away to private devlopers 
generates a great deal of profit 
for the developers, a large 
proportion of which tradition- 
ally finds its way back to 
political campaign funds. 

Temptation is great therefore 
to avoid the real need of public 
land for a broader use by the 
general citizenry than housing 
for a few individuals; indivi- 
duals who may earn up to 
$53,000 a year, not be current 
residents of S.F., and still be 
considered eligible for "afford- 
able" (i.e. subsidized) housing on 
the required "first come, first 
serve" basis. 

Public land belongs to the 
people of San Francisco and 
should be used for the good of all. 

Campus Query 

The Water Department should 
not have been politically 
pressured into declaring 12 acres 
of potential reservoir, across 
from City College, to be surplus 
three years before the first 
comprehensive survey of S.F. 
water needs is to be completed. 
After last year's tragic fire in 
Bay View used one-eighth of the 
City's water supply, the Fire 
Department publically and 
seriously questioned the 
"surplus" status of the Balboa 

Once again, political pressure 
("Affordable housing is our first 
priority," says the mayor), was 
applied and the safety of this 
City during fire (a lesson 
certainly we of all cities should 
have learned) is being relegated 
to a back burner (excuse the 
pun) by the current political 
powers in San Francisco. 

The educational needs of the 
City seem not to even be on any 
"burner," so out in the cold are 
they. At the same time that 
school boards are being 
pressured to declare schoop 
property surplus for the purpose 
of giving it away for subsidized 
housing, the Planning Commis- 
sion is stating that according to 
current demographic studies 
more schools will soon be 
neccessary in San Franciso. And 
where will the property for such 
school come from? "Parks and 
open spaces," is the response(!) 
Even parts of Golden Gate park 
are being considered "as 

available" for this all- 
consuming (and mutually 

politically financil beneficial) 
need/greed of developers and 


There will never be enough 
housing, affordable or other- 
wise, in San Francisco. The City 
cannot expand its borders. It 
cannot in good conscience 
"Manhattanize" its housing, 
existing as it does over a web of 
earthquae faults. Wise leaders 
will and must face these facts 
and guide this city away from 
this blind alley of exploitation of 
public land that we are allowing 
to destroy the quality of life in 
San Francisco. 

We can stop now while we still 
have a little land left or be forced 
to stop when the land runs out 
which will happen in a very few 


In the March 6-18 issue of The 
Guardsman, we published a story 
on plans by engineering students to 
designing a car. We incorrectly 
referred to the car as a low-mileage 
vehicle, but in reality it is a high gas 
mileage car. We also incorrectly 
named the instructor as Ken 
Commons, it's Kurt Common. 
Lastly, the Canadian team built a 
car that traval 2,500 miler per 
gallon, not 2,600 milers per hour. 
Sorry for the errors. 








By Kevyn Clark 

A disabled student, ne 
ting a steep staii 
encounters a small group] 
people headed in the opp 
direction. The group brush 
her. pushing her down the i 
then continues on witha 
much as an 'excuse me' 1 

A blind student approa 
door and is nearly knoc 
by two students exiting 
door, who then ignore hie efljj 
to locate the books he droj 
after being hit by the door. 
Every day, daisabled 
College students are forced! 
endure hardships created 
only by their physi 
handicaps, but the igno: 
and selfishness displayed by 
other students. 

Holding a door open _ 
someone who needs assistant 
requires little effort. Makq 
room for a person who needi 
little extra to pass by does a 
waste any time, but, still, 
actions or non-action of 
students on campus show 
do not want to be bothered 
the fact that occasionally ol 
might need help. 


Certain people seem 
rassed by the fact that disal 
people can be students too, 
they adopt an attitude that: 
helping those who need it migkj 
lower their status or s. 
standing with other students] 

These same individuals 
ignore the pleas for assis 
from disabled students, 
later talk about it, managing: 
find some sort of humor 
someone's predicament. 

One would think studi 
could show compassion tow 
their own, disabled or not, 
that education would o 
shadow the predjudices 
have concerning the disable! 
but the actions of these _. 
individuals prove otherwise. 


We need to empathize with 
disabled, not ignore them, 
it is usually unnecessary to 
out of one's way to provii] 
assistance to a disabled etudes 
because most are self-sufficient 
But, still, they deserve tin 
courtesies treated non-disabled J 

In the past, people haw 
parked in spages designated fori 
the handicapped, blocked accesjl 
ramps causing difficulties fori 
those in wheelchairs, blocked! 
the entrance to service elevator! 
and ignored requests for 
assistance from those who 
needed it. 

We as students must reali» 
this is wrong. We should have t 
the decency to realize that people 
are different and because they 
are, we might have to makt 
minor sacrifices to accomodate 
those who need it 

Ignoring the disabled is not 
the answer. Open your eyes to 
the problems most of them 
encounter and try not to create 
more. Instead, give a helping 
hand to them. 

Would you become a surrogate mother for $10,000? 

photos by Mark Bartholoma 

Melissa Rockllff, 31 
"No, being pregnant is a real 
ordeal, and $10,000 is not worth 
it. And, of course, there are the 
moral obligations." 

Shell! Dade, 21 
Business Administration 
"No, because I think that kind of 
money should be invested in 
adoption or some kind of foster 

m. Ctu Coll*.. BO Ph*U» A<m lu Fmla*CA M I U. 

Corina Perez, 33 
"Yes I would. There are lot of 
people out there who would 
appreciate someone doing it for 
them. I would want someone to 
do it for me if I were in the 

Kirsta Martino. 19 
"Yes I would. There are a lot of 
things I could do with $10,000. 1 
could be independently wealthy 
for awhile, then I could quit my 

MAR. 19 - APR. 1, 1987 


'The Queen' of KCSF radio 

Focus on Dana Galloway 

photo by Mark Bartholoma 

Dana Galloway. The hot program producer for KCSF radio. 

By Kevyn Clark 

She ie the queen mother, the 
big cheese, a sexy mama, the 
driving force. She is bubbly, 
outgoing, crazy in a nice way, 
articulate, energetic, and the 
temprature rises whenever she's 

She is Dana Galloway, a long 
time City College student, editor 

of Hoofprint, and program 
director for KCSF radio. 

Galloway sat on the edge of 
her chair, trying not to pay 
attention to the off-the-wall, 
colorful remarks her co-workers 
were making while she 
answered questions. Her 
Hawaian shirt was unbuttoned 
to her navel and her long black 

Free gonorrhea testing gets axed 

By Wendy A. Sutton 

Free gonorrhea testing at City 
College's student health center 
is now a thing of the past, with 
the cost now being picked up by 

According to Dr. Gail Bolan, 
City Clinic director and Public 
Health Department representa- 
tive, monies previously 
available for gonorrhea tests 
and other forms of venerial 
diseases have been shifted to 
now more popular AIDS related 
services, causing cut backs in 
other areas. 

Barbara Cabral, student 
health center coordinator and 
nuree practitioner, said, "We've 
gone out looking for a private lab 
to provide the service. We would 
then be forced to extend the cost 
of the test to students at just 
under $9." 

Cabral also said the staff was 
greatly concerned about not 
being able to continue 
gonorrhea testing because, 
"about four out of five women 
who have gonorrhea will have 
no symptoms that could identify 
the infection. The problem with 
getting gonorrhea is that not 
only does one get ill, but a 
woman can develope adhesions 
on the fallopian tubes, the end 
result of which can be sterility, 
so we really want to protect our 
young adult population who are 
in their most fertile years." 

Vincenza Mazza, a first 
semester graphic arts major 
said, "I believe it is a necessary 
thing to have gonorrhea testing 
on campus because it will 
benefit women." Yet, she said 
that women will be motivated 
enough to seek out side 
gynecological care, "especialy if 
they're sexually active." 

Susan Ziegler, who is in her 
second semester said, "I think 
it's a horrible thing (to cut 
gonorrhea testing) because there 
are a lot of people at City College 
who can't afford testing and I 
think they should get funding 
from the state because they 
Probably aren't able to afford 
gynecological care otherwise." 


Bolan said that this year San 
Francisco public health 
program was federally cut by 
50%. As a result, we had to 
review all of our screening sites 
and drop sites that were 
showing the lowest positive 
rates. City College has never 
had a positive test in the 
screening program." 

But, Cabral reported one 
positive test last semester. 

Bolan added that "The 
gonorrhea screening program 
was originally an attempt to 
identify as many asymptomatic 
patients (those without 
symptoms) as possible in an 
effort to decrease gonorrhea 
rates in the country, and has not 
been found to be cost effective in 
most areas. If you look at the 
numbers from City College it's 
hard to justify continuing 
gonorrhea testing." 


As of March 9, the health 
center decided to contract with 
another lab for gynecological 
testing (Central Diagnostic Lab 
in Los Angeles). As a result, the 
cost for pap smears will go from 
$2.30 to $4.91, chlamydia tests 
went from $7.95 to $8.96, and the 
gonorrhea testing will still be 
available, but now at a cost of 
$9.86. The new rates will be 
going into effect by March 21. 

An alternative for women who 
feel they can not afford the cost 
at the student health center is 
Planned Parenthood, which 
works on a sliding price scale 
according to one's income. The 
rates are as follow: chlamydia 
tests $12, pap smears $3 to $35, 
and gonorrhea tests $3 to $15. 

A survey of bay area services 
showed that Planned Parent- 
hood did have the least 
expensive exams, while City 
College was second. The most 
expensive service is the 
Woman's Care Center, which 
charges approximately $65, 
depending upon how much time 
is spent with the attending 

hair hung limply. "The heater 
broke and I had to remove some 
clothing" she says as one d.j. 
made a comment about her 
appearence. "There's always 
something going wrong." 


Galloway, a student at CCSF 
since Fall 1983, is a hard person 
to interview. She's so involved in 
the radio station her attention is 
split between the questions and 
what's happening around her. 

"What does a program 
director do?" she asks. "I tell the 
music directors what I want, 
then I set up the hot clock; what 
and where things will be played. 
I'm also in charge of the dLj .s and 
I check over the stuff they do, 
and make sure they do what 
they're supposed to do. I'm the 
boss, they call me her highness." 

Her co-workers kid about her. 
"She's a hot young lady," says 
Steve Tourte. "I love being 
around her, especially when the 
heater breaks. She's very 
creative and fun to work with." 

Broadcasting Department 
Chair Phil Brown says she's the 
driving force behind the station, 
and proceeded to say she's cute, 
humorous, dependable, and 
talented. "You can quote me on 
that too," he says. 


Even though she's 'neck deep' 
into the goings on at KCSF, 
Galloway finds time to be editor 
for Hoofprint, a humourous, 
newsletter/bulletin, and tribute 
to bad journalism. First started 
during her Lincoln High School 
days, it was adapted to KCSF 
and is now in it's fifth semester 
of publication. 

"Ifs informative," she says. 
"It may be the wrong 
information, but it's informa- 

"It's for real," she adds. "The 
inquiring broadcaster, white 
noise, bulletin is all real. Let's 
face it, broadcasters are pretty 
warped people to begin with, so 
the Hoofprint has got to be 
pretty off." 

Galloway says she hasn't had 
any real complaints about the 
newsletter and that it should be 
read in the bathroom. "The only 
real problem with the thing is 
getting people to write for it. It 
used to be bi-weekly, but since I 
got the job as program director I 
haven't had the time." 


"I'm a single parent, I have a 
six-year-old daughter. That's 
why I'm having such a hard 
time," says Galloway. "I have to 
commute from my house across 
town to take her to school, then 
back across town to come here 
for classes. That's why I'm 
going crazy." 

Galloway says after she picks 
up her daughter, it's time for 
homework, dinner, then bed-all 
before she gets a chance to do her 
homework, which usually keeps 
her up until at least 2 am. 

"I wake up most mornings 
with bleary eyes and no idea of 
what's going on." 

Though her schedule is tight, 
Galloway says that she and her 
daughter are very close. She took 
three years leave from school 
after her first attempt in order to 
spend time with her daughter. 

Originally an electrical 
engineering major, Galloway 
said sometime in 1985 she 
changed her mind and decided 
broadcasting-although after 
graduating from City College 
next spring, she might become 
an "Ologist." "You know, 
anthropologist, palentologist, 
that sort of thing." 

Suddenly, Galloway looks at 
the clock, jumps up from her seat 
and excuses herself. "Back to the 
station," she says. "I've got lots 
of work to do. You know, 
screaming and yelling, 
worrying. After all, I am the 
queen mother." 

And with a flip of her near dry, 
but still limp hair, she heads out 
the door, back to KCSF and her 

The Scene 

By Kevyn Clark 

Good afternoon, and welcome 
once again to The Scene (at least 
I think this is the scene; it was 
last week). 

There is absolutely nothing to 
write about this week. I figure 
I've done enough complaining 
about things in back issues to 
last into the next few. Besides, it 
doesn't do any good to 
complain anymore. They 
stopped listening to me right 
after the frog story came out 

I guess the big news is my 
return to rock & roll. Six months 
ago, I was certain I had finally 
overcome the urge to hang out at 
concerts and pretend that I 
belonged. Usually, the other 
roadie types would pat me on the 
back, give me a beer, and send 
me home after a decent interval. 

Recently, the roadies got me to 
stick around longer and they 
began asking me questions 
about things that only a 
working roadie would have to 
deal with. The bastards got me 
hooked again! 


One thing led to another and it 
wasn't long before I began 
agreeing to go on tours with 
bands I normally wouldn't even 
go to see locally. That twisted 
little rock & roll animal living in 
my head started to wake up, and 
I could feel all the old feelings I 
managed to supress for the last 
few months starting to 

I actually went to Santa Cruz 
last week to supervise the crew of 

my old band The Dinosaurs. I 
was sure after my last meeting 
with the band, that nothing 
short of a gun pin ted at my head 
would get me into the same town 
with that bunch, much less the 
same club. But there I was, 
screaming and yealling at the 
other roadies like I'd never left. 

After the show, guitarist John 
Cipollina asked me what had 
taken me so long to return to the 
fold. I couldn't answer then, I 
can't answer now. I simply 
replied that I'd see him at the 
next show. 

The next show indeed, and the 
next show, and the next; my 
calendar is filling up with one 
show after another, something I 
thought would never happen 

Deja Vu 

All of this seems to have 
happened before. I remember 
being a student at Laney College 
several years back and having 
the musical bug grab me. I never 
looked back. I was working for 
the paper then too. Editor of The 
Laney Tower succumbs to 
musical madness. The semester 
after I quit, I invited a Tower 
journalist to a show I was 
producing and they did a story 
on me. I was flattered. I have 

dreams about what actually 
happened back then. I was 
having trouble getting paid by 
The Veterans Administration, 
opportunity knocked, and I was 
on the road, journalism being 
nothing more than a vague 
memory just a few weeks later. 
It took me more than seven 
years to make it back into the 
classroom. No resemblance to 
that turn of events here, though, 
and the lies handed to me by the 
boys in that particular 
administration don't even ring a 
bell. (If you believe that, come 
and see me at the next 
Dinosaurs show.) 

Enough of this depressing 
nonsense. I could sit here and 
type out depressing thoughts all 
day. I can't get the computer to 
work, the car is still sitting in the 
garage on jacks, and I'm still 
waiting for that brown envelope 
from the government. 

For some reason, the thought 
of busting my butt lifting heavy 
objects, taking abuse from 
insane rock stars, and staying in 
cheap hotels sounds appealing 
right now. For some, it may not 
sound like an ideal vacation 
from what I'm dealing with now, 
but after thinking about the only 
alternative: waiting for things to 
change; it's a change. 

I need a change. Even if it 
means going back to walking 
that strange, deadly, terrifying 
rock & roll animal around the 
country; denying myself the 
education I'll so desperately 
need to finally relate those 
experiences to others. 

Who knows? Maybe this time 
I'll get it right. The Scene keeps 
changing, and being the type of 
person I am, I'll change with it. 
See you at whatever scene 

The women's bathroom— an education 
in graffiti 

By Wendy A. Sutton 

. There are tales to be told and 
lessons to be learned at City 
College from the walls of the 
women's bathroom. 

Believe it or not, there's an 
education to be gained by 
spending some time reading 
those words of wisdom. 

I spent approximately three 
hours going from bathroom to 
bathroom and stall to stall 
engrossed with the idea of 
absorbing one more fact-that 
one last sly comment or witty 
remark that could make a 
difference in my life. I could see 
it slowly becoming an obsession. 

I found theories that would 
save my soul, intriguing 
information about co-students 
and sexual advice that would 
make a street walker blush. 

One of the most distasteful 
philosophical comments that I 
saw was "Life could be so nice if 
you only enjoy it." This line 
immediately brought to mind 
that old corn ball phrase "Love is 
a warm puppy." Not exactly 
mind expanding material. 

Then, I learned that "Heaven 
has died and gone to hell," and 

"Nothing real can be threatened 
and nothing unreal exists." 


But, one of the most mind 
boggling philosophical poems I 
read was : "There was a young 
girl who said, Though what I 
would like to see, is the I, that 
knows me, when I know that I 
know that I know.'" Read it a 
couple more times. You'll get it. I 
can't explain why, but 
"mindless dribble" was written 
next to it 

I was then going to 
comtemplate how many grains 
of sand are on the beach, but I 
was suddenly crushed by the 
realization that "Life causes 
death." At that point, I turned to 
my left and I was immediately 
bombarded by three timeless 
questions, "What do you want? 
What are you afraid of? What 
are you waiting for?" I was 
suddenly completely alone in the 
stall, debased and terrified that 
the philosophical lessons I had 
learned so far would not be 
enough to prepare me for such 
inevitable questions as these. 


But, at that moment, I came 
upon the statement, "Give the 
gift of life, stop eating animals." 
Scribbled next to the statement 
was a vicious rebuttle, which I 
did not understand, yet it was a 
powerful statement nonetheless. 
"Plants are not living things. 
They are not warm or beloved, 
but who cares about green blood, 
unless your're a plant, I guess." 

I was once again swirling in 
existential angst, as I stood 
mezmerized watching the water 
recede from the bowl and slowly 
flow back in. 

At that moment, I realized 
there is "No past and no future." 
The only reality was me, the 
toilet bowl, and those eternal 
walls I was at that very moment 

By far though, the most 
enlightening fact I encountered 
was "All of your magical 
internal organs, including the 
brain, function in total 
darkness." I know how, from 
personal experience, that this is 
the most cosmic of truths. 


The Guardsman needs 
layout assistants 

and writers. 



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MAR 19 - APR. 1, 1987 



Reynolds "heats" up 
the silverscreen 

Lisa Bonet and Mickey Rourke in a controversial love scene. 

"Angel Heart" is a 
controversial success 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

The controversy surrounding 
the new film "Angel Heart," will 
alone guarantee if e success at 
the box office. 

There was plenty of publicity 
gained for this movie when it 
was given an X rating, 
(guaranteeing a flop) because no 
one under 18 would be able to see 
it. The producer Alan Parker 
appealed the decision, but only 
to hie dismay, the film received 
another X rating because of a 
controversial love scene between 
the films two stars Lis Bonet and 
Mickey Rourke. 

Parker decided to cut the 
controversial ten seconds and 
the film was recently released. 

With an insurmountable 
amount of blood and gore, 
"Angel Heart" ifl about a 
detective named Harry Angel 
(Mickey Rourke), who is hired to 
investigate a missing person by 
Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro). 
The film chronicles Angel's 
steps, as he sets off to track down 
Johnny Favorite, a singer who 
sold his soul to the devil in 
exchange for stardom, and then 
disappeared before fulfilling his 
end to the devil. 


The investigation leads Harry 
into many compromising 
situations before it leads him to 
Epiphany Proudfoot (Lisa 
Bonet). who plays a priestess of 
the underground. 

The action in the movie is over 
done as is everything. The aim of 
Parker was to fuse a detective 
story with the occult, and the 
end result is a pretty predictable 

Mickey Rourke gave a pretty 
good performance, as did Robert 
De Niro, but Bonet's acting 
proved one thing, that she can't 
really act. 

The movie should not be seen 
by young children because of ita 
violent nature. As a matter of 
fact, save your $5 and wait for 
the movie to come out on cable 

But, if you are one of the many 
who will see this movie, pay 
close attention to the names in 
the movie, as well as the 
elevator. Essentially, this movie 
is about one man's journey into 
the depths of hell. 

On a scale of one to ten, I give 
"Angel Heart" a five. 

By Carol Bringazi 

"Heat," starring Burt 
Reynolds is a fast-paced drama 
that has you on the edge of your 

Reynolds portrays a compul- 
sive gambler named Nick 
Escalante, who tries to avenge 
the brutal beating of his ex- 
girlfriend at the hands of the 
Mob, and his life or death 
struggle against them. 


Escalante has a dream to 
move to Venice, Italy, but his 
compulsion for gambling keeps 
him in Las Vegas. He can do 
anything, and as one member of 
the Mob said, "He's the most 
lethal man around." Escalante 
himself is a walking contra- 
diction. He fights for his friends 
and later says "I'm not violent. 
I'm just good at it." 

Peter MacNichol plays the 
weak, young 27-year-old 
selfmade millionaire, Cyrus 
Knnick. He is humorous and 
touching as Escalante's friend 
and student. Carrying some of 
the naiveness that MacNichol 

portrayed so well in "Sophie's 
Choice," he also pulled some 
punches of his own in this 
drama. But, we won't give that 


There is plenty of realistic 
violence. Reynolds can do just 
about anything with a credit 
card. He can manage to kill three 
men: one by electrocution, 
another by burning him alive, 
and a third gets crushed by tons 
of bricks. 

DeMarco's ending death (he 
was the arrogant son of a 
mobster played by Neill Barry) 
was not foreseen and surprising 
at how he went. 

Like most Reynolds films 
there is a lot of action and 
violence. But the film also 
focuses on Escalante as a person 
and his quest for happiness (his 
move to Venice). It's hard to 
figure out why he wants to live in 
Venice, but we are supposed to 
accept it. Is this it you ask? 

Well, unfortunately there isn't 
a dramatic ending, so maybe 
there's a sequel in the works. 
But, who knows? 

courUay of Atlantic Record* 

Nancy Martinez striking a sexy pose. 

Nancy Martinez 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

With the release of her top 
forty hit 'Tor Tonight," many 
people thought of Nancy 
Martinez as just another pretty 
face, another overnight 
sensation. In Martinez's case, 
this is the farthest thing from 
the truth. 

Martinez is interested in, 
music dates back to the tender 

By May Taqi-Eddin 

They did it to Phil Collins 
two years ago, and now they're 
doing it to Berlin. During the 
59th Academy Awards, Berlin 
will not perform their number 
one hit 'Take my Breath Away," 
instead it will be performed by 
Lou Rawla and Aretha 
Franklin. The nerve of those 

On their current tour of the 
U.S., the Beastie Boys are 
determined to make a name for 
themselves among the ranks of 
rock's rudest bad boys, by 
thrashing their dressing rooms. 
The beasts get their thrills off on 
spray painting the bathrooms, 
walls and by destroying 
everything in sight. 

Speaking of movies The 

name of the forthcoming movie 
from the Boy Toy herself has 
been changed from "Slammer" 
to "Who's that Girl." That's easy 
silly, it's Madonna. 

Following his bout with drugs, 
Boy George has re-emerged on 
the music scene with his first 
solo single called "Everything I 
Own." The boy looks healthier 
than ever, and he's in the 
process of recording his first solo 

You've heard of Live Aid, 
Band Aid, Sports Aid, and now 
there's Animal Aid. That's right, 
a whole lot of famous people 
have come together to record an 
album to help benefit PETA, an 
animal liberation organization. 
The album ie aptly titled 
"Animal Liberation." Howard 
Jones, the Smiths, Shriek- 
back, and the Colourfield are 
among the contributing artists. 

More beastly news. The 
Beastie Boys quest of obscurity 
continues. The beasts have 
included a contract rider that 
says there must be a box of 
condoms backstage at each and 
every one of their concerts. 

What do Carly Simon, 
Sheena Easton, Duran 
Duran, and a-ha have in 
common? You guessed it, each of 
the forementioned have 
recorded a title track to a James 
Bond movie, the latest being a- 
ha, who has been approached to 
record the title track to the forth 
coming Bond thriller "The 
Living Daylight." 

Daryl Hall (of Hall and 
Oates fame) is getting together 
with the sexy sirens of 
Bananarama to record a track 
or two for the up coming 
Micheal J. Fox flick "The 
Secret of Success." Dave 
Stewart (of the Eurythmics 
fame) is set to produce this one 
off project 

Talk about unlikely couplings. 
...The reigning kings of heavy 
metal and the queen of wigs 
have recorded a song together. 
That's right, Bon Jovi has 
recorded a duet with Cher 
entitled "We All Sleep Alone." 

That's all for now, see you 
next time! 

age of nine, when she started 
studying piano at McGill 
University in her native 

But, theatrical performances 
soon followed, with Martinez in 
leading roles. She eventually 
made the transition from theatre 
to music at 1 8 when she started a 
rock band one summer. 

For the next few years, 
Martinez played the local clubs 
circuit, which earned her public 
and critic acclaim. Before 
Martinez knew it, she was 
getting calls to do background 
vocals for many of Canada's 
biggest artists, including 
Claude Dubois, Katmandu, 
and Loni Gamble, among 

Martinez's hard work finally 
paid off when she received a 
recording contract from Arista 


Martinez's first album, 
"Excited," open doors for her, as 
she started to build a following 
in Europe, Mexico, Canada, and 
parts of the United States. 
Martinez received a Gold 
Record, as well as, an Ampex 
Golden Teel Award for her hit 
single "Sunshine Raggae/la Vie 
En Rose." 

For her second album, "For 
Tonight," Martinez took special 
care. "I worked on the album for 
six months. I didn't write any 
material for this album, but 
eventually with the second 
album, I definately will write my 
own material." 


"Women are coming to a point 
where they are gaining 
recognition for their abilities as 
both singers and musicians," 
said Martinez. "The doors are 

Newest dramatic offering: 

"Getting Out ,f 

photo by Adriene Mark*-, 

The CCSF drama department will present Pulitzer Prize 
winning playwright Marsha Norman's first play 'Getting 
Out." Directed by Brenda Berlin, "Getting Out" depicts the 
first hours of freedom for Arlene, a woman imprisoned for 
eight years. The play contrasts the two sides of Arlene -- hex 
isolated and vulnuerable side as a newly freed woman, and 
her other side as "Artie-Girl," the abused streetwise kid shell 
to be. The performance runs from April 1-5 in the College 
Theatre. The schedule is April 1 at 2:30 p.m., April 2-4 at 8 
p.m., and April 5 at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information, call Don 
Cate at 239-3132 or 239-3339. 

opening and women are very 
successful. I don't see any 
discrimination at all towards 

Martinez added that she has a 
lot of respect for many of today's 
top female artists, such as 
Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and 
Tina Turner. 


As for making video's, 
Martinez said, "I recently made 
a video for "For Tonight." 
Making videos gives people an 
opportunity to see who you 
really are, it's a reflection of a 
person's personality." 

She added: "I love watching 
video's, they are the future of 
music. It goes beyond plastic 
(records), it's a way to have 
artists in your home." 

Martinez said the moill u 
memorable moment of hn t 
career this far was "the first tint* t. 
I received recognition for nj n 
work. I received a gold recoidi u 
and that tells you that peopkl f 
like you and your record." 


Martinez hopes to embark onl 
tour to support her album sow 
time this year. 

When asked if she prefentd 
touring or studio work, M 
said "performing live gives ywf 
a feeling of magic. As scary as i! 
can be, I really enjoy it becauaei 
gives you a chance to naj 
something spontaneously." 

She added: "In the studio, y« 
can take your time and be voj 
creative. Both are beautiful, and 
I enjoy doing both. I'm reaHj 
pleased with the way things an 

We're not just a 
bunch of hot air. 

Guardsman/ Paul Mc Laughlin 

The Guardsman 

MAR. 19 - APR. 1, 1987 


Ram Track Preview 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

The other day in The 
Guardsman office the topic of 
role models in sports arose and 
we came up with some 
interesting conclusions that I 
would like to share with you 

Take a moment and think to 
yourself, "What is the definition 
of a role model." If that causes 
trouble, ask yourself this: "Who 
would I want my son or daughter 
to be like as an adult?" 

OK, let's put away all the 
esoteric statements about being 
one's self etc. , etc. Think about it. 
How many people come to mind 
right off the bat? Dale Murphy, 
maybe? Steve Garvey? How 
about Ozzie Smith? He hasn't 
been arrested lately. 

Well, I don't want my kid to 
grow up like Steve Garvey. Sure, 
I want them to have the money, 
but that haircut Garvey has is 
the pitts. Dale Murphy? Pass. 

Let's face it. There are no more 
suitable role models in 
American sports today. Time 
after time, heros get held up to 
us, and, under close examina- 
tion, we find the many flaws 
that we all possess. Unfortu- 
nately, because these people are 
under constant scrutiny, their 
flaws are more apparent and 
less acceptable. 


To make matters worse, there 
is a growing trend in the U.S. to 
"forgive and forget." Take Keith 
Hernandez as a good example. 
The man was involved with 
cocaine use and abuse and 
possibly the sale of the 
substance, yet every ballpark he 
entered greeted him with 
standing ovations and glorified 

Paul Horning was kicked out 
of the National Football League 
for a year because of gambling, a 
violation of league rules, and 
now Homing is in the Hall of 

Vida Blue, who was a local 
hero for many years, was 
returned to that status after 
spending time in jail on drug 
charges. Now, Vida has been 
found to be using cocaine. It is 
doubtful that he will be able to 
win our hearts again. 


But, my favorite example of a 
non-role model has to be 
Bernard King of the New York 
Knicks. Good old Bernard had 
the opportunity of a lifetime 
when he came out of college. He 
signed a fat contract and was 
on his way. 

He was on his way, alright- 
Right to alcoholism and drug 
problems. Bernard was on the 
way out. He got the break of a 
lifetime when the Warriors 
signed him to a contract and 
gave him the second chance 
moBt of us never get 

As a way of showing the 
Warriors how much he 
appreciated the opportunity he 
was given, when his contract 
expired, he tried to hold them up 
for some outrageous sum of 
money, which the New York 
Knicks eventually paid. 

And while Bernard did well, 
he started to have knee 
problems, ankle problems, and 
eventually sat out almost two 
seasons. I am not one to cheer a 
player's injuries, but maybe 
there is such a thing as kharma. 
So, momma, don't let your 
babies grow up to be babies. 
There are enough of those 
already out there, and a lot of 
them are wearing uniforms of 
many pro teams. 

Emphasis on speed in 1987 

By Jim DeGregorio 

It is early in the season and 
already City College's track and 
field team is turning heads as 
they speed by enroute to one gold 
medal after another. 

The Rams have opened the 
young season by performing 
above and beyond expectations. 
They have done this even 
though the strength of the team 
has shifted from middle distance 
runners to sprinters. 

"Our strength is in a different 
area," said head coach Willie 
Hector. "This year the emphasis 
is on sprinters." 

Last year's team, which 
placed second in the Golden 
Gate Conference (GGC), and 
third in Northern California, 
rode on the legs of Curtis Aaron, 
Anthony Bryant, and Jim 
Bloomer. Aaron and Bryant 
were mile and half-milers, while 
Bloomer's specialty was the 
3,000 steeplechase. All three 
competed in their last year of 
junior college eligibility in 1986. 


This season, CCSF did well by 
picking up Karl Stewart and 
Kevin Grant, two speedsters out 
of Galileo High School. Stewart 
and Grant match well in any 
relay team with another 
freshman sprinter, Sunni Wolfe 
from McAteer High.i. 

The three teamed up well with 
returning sprinter and long 
jumper Kevin Smith to win the 4 
x 200 relay two weeks ago in the 
season opener for the Rams, the 
Golden Gate Relays. 

But, others to watch are Peter 
Crosse, a freshman from 
McAteer, who is a half-miler and 
intermediate hurdler, and 
returning hurdler, Ivan 
Graves, who will undoubtably 
be looked upon for leadership by 
the younger sprinters. 

Graves returns in 1987 after 
reaching the finals of both 
hurdle events, the 110 highs and 
300 intermediates, in the NorCal 
meet last year. Mark Smith is 
outstanding in both the long and 
triple jump. 

At the GG Relays, Crosse 
teamed with Stewart, Grant, 
and Shawn Coleman for a 
second place finish in the 4 x 400 
relay, and Graves won the 110 
high hurdles. 

Joe Turrini also competed 
well, finishing the 5,000 meters 
in 16:23.7 and should contribute 

David Assa, on the other 
hand, has to be looking forward 
to the upcoming season. The 
sophomore lost 25 pounds from 
last season and, according to 
Hector, should triple jump at 
least 47 feet. 

Ivan Graves 


The men's team would have 
been stonger had they not lost 
three good athletes, two to 
football scholarships. Louie 
LoDay, a sprinter and long 
jumper, is attending the 
University of Hawaii, Andre 
Alexander is at Fresno State, 
and Chad Buggs signed up for 
the army. 

In the meantime, Hector is 
optimistic this season. "If we 
can keep everybody healthy, we 
should be among the top three in 
the conference," he said. 


The women's team should fare 
well also. Chelsea Hernandez 
grabbed a third in the women's 
3,000 meters at the relays with a 
personal best of 11:37.2, and 
basketball stars I .ana Slocum 
and Jane Murray combined for 
six personal bests in their 
respective events. Slocum threw 
84'8.5" in the discus, 28'9" in 
the shot put, and ran a leg on the 
4 x 100 relay, while Murray 
threw a 68'5" in the javelin and a 
67' 4.5" in the shot put. 

In fact, seven out of the 10 
women on the women's 
basketball team will compete for 
the women's coach, Ken Grace. 
The others include, Laura 
Alexander, Edna Downing, Gigi 
Hurley, Maureen Ganthier, and 
Diane Hanratty. 

Bridgette Baily returns as the 
leader for the women's team. She 
captured a first in the women's 
100 meter at the relays with a 
time of :13.15. 

The Rams will compete in the 
Express Relays this weekend if a 
round-robin meet against 
Chabot and West Valley is 
rescheduled. If not, then the 
Rams will travel to run in the 
Santa Barbara Relays. 

photo by Mark BarihoLomo 

Jill Forster, all-tourney in San Bruno Tournament. 

Sports Shorts: 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

End of the line 

The men's basketball team 
ran into a little trouble in 
Columbia College as the Rams 
were defeated by the host 
Claimstakers 96-91 in a second 
round NorCal Tourney game. 

While no one was really 
blaming the officials for the 
outcome, the facts are that the 
hometown Stakers took a 
collective 50 foul shots, as 
opposed to the Rams who only 
took 16. Columbia converted on 
32 of their 50 shots. 

The Rams had four players 
foul out of the game. Mark 
Robinson was high scorer with 
31 points. Marcell Gordon, 
coming off a 21-point perfor- 
mance over Cabrillo in the first 
round, was only able to connect 
for six points and was one of the 
four who fouled out. 

Columbia went on to defeat 
Fresno City College and 
advance to the final eight in the 
playoffs in Los Angeles along 
with Merced, Sklyline, and top- 
seed San Joaquin Delta from the 
north. Joining them will be 
southern opponents Compton, 
Saddleback, Ventura and 
Rancho Santiago. 

Gunned Down 

Women's Softball 

At press time, the women's 
team posessed a record of 2-5, a 
record that does not indicate the 
play and desire the women have 
exhibited in their games. One of 
the wins was a 29-7 trouncing of 
Laney College. The highlight of 
the game was Jill Forster's 
grand slam, one of three hits in a 
perfect afternoon at the plate. 

Forster was also selected to 
the all-tournament team of the 
Skyline tournament held in San 
Bruno. The Rams finished fifth 

Track tracks 

Track athletes of the week 
were Lana Slocum and Ivan 
Graves. Slocum threw 84'8 1/2" 
in the discuss and 28'9" in the 
shot put during the Rams meet 
at Chabot College in Hayward. 
Ivan Graves, a Balboa product 
took the 110 meter high hurdles 
in 15.00 seconds flat. 

Tennis Time 

The men's tennis team here at 
CCSF has gotten off to a great 
start. The team's latest victory 
came at the hands of Contra 
Costa College, where the team 
swept the match. The netters 
currently hold a 6-3 record and 
are 1-0 in league play. 

CCSF Hall of Fame Underutilized 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

Each year, various profes- 
sional and amatuer leagues 
induct former stars of their 
respective leagues into their 
"Halls of Fame," helping to 
generate interest in their sports 
and hono ri n g t hose participants 
who excelled during their 

But, at City College, the story 
is a bit different as various 
people wait to see who or what 
will happen to get the Sports 
Hall of Fame going agian. 

It was 1985 when the last set of 
inductees were honored at a 
banquet and ceremony. And 
while several dollars were used 
from the sale of each ticket to 
help support CCSF athletics, 
that is not the purpose of the 
event, according to Athletic 
Director Ernie Domecus. 

"We're not trying to get 
involved in fundraising," 
Domecus said. "We don't want to 
go out and hit people up for 


Back in 1957, Guardsman 
Sports Editor Lou Lucia got the 
idea of creating a sports hall on 
campus, Hall member and 
former dean Ralph Hillsman 
said. "The editor and the writers 
would get together and decide 
who they would like to see in the 
Hall. They would present it to 
the physical education 
department and they would 
vote," Hillsman said. 

It was in 1968 when the 
interest started to decline, 
Hillsman said. "Things went 
wild and they completely 
reversed the trend up at The 
Guardsman. The student 
movements had a little to do 
with it," Hillsman said. 

Until then, the inductions 
were done every year. After that, 
things started to decline until 
the Hall arrived at its present- 

day status. 

Should the Hall of Fame be 
used as a tool for fundraising by 
the athletic department? 
Hillsman and Domecus had 
differing points of view. 

"I personally think it's a great 
move,!! .Hillsman said when 
presented with the idea. 
"There's a lot of athletes who 
want to come back. It takes a lot 
of effort to put it on." 

The root problem, it appears, 
is the inability of the department 
to find someone to put on the 
banquet every year. 

"Somebody's got to get his 
butt in gear and get it done," 
Domecus said in reference to the 
yearly-banquet suggestion. 
"We're not looking for money or 
interested in doing a lot 
fundraising. I think if the 
(athletic) program is good, then 
the school should support it." 

Domecus discussed other 
fundraising problems. "If two 
different departments approach 
the same company, then you 
have the problem of there being 
a conflict over who gets the 
money," Domecus said. 

So while Domecus agreed that 
"we're due for another set of 
inductions," it's hard to say just 
when the event will take place. 
The last induction coincided 
with the celebration of CCSFs 
50th anniversary. It is hoped 
that another 50 years will not 
pass before a Sports Hall of 
Fame even occurs. 

If you are interested in seeing 
the Hall of Fame board, it is 
located in the South (Men's) 
Gymnasium, and has 65 current 
members, inclduding Ollie 
Matson, Dick Stanfel, John 
Hegwood, Willie Wise, Depart- 
ment Head Brad Duggan, and 
city golf great John Susko. It's 
worth a trip down there to see 
some of City's athletic history. 

Rams Sport Schedule 


March 19 at Diablo Valley 2:30 pm 

March 24 at Chabot 2:30 pm 

March 26 at Laney 2:30 pm 


March 19 at San Jose City 3:00 pm 

March 21 at Chabot 11:00 am 

MarchSl at Diablo Valley 3:00pm 


March 20 Chabot-West Valley 2.30 pm 

M~rch28 Santa Barbara Relays 9.00 am 

April 2 San Mateo-Chabot 2.30 pm 


March 20 West Valley College 2:30 pm 

March 23 Santa Rosa Junior College 2:00 pm 

You Pick 'em 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

March Madness is here, and 
with it comes the advent of the 
baseball season and the 
culmination of the collegiate 
basketball season. As is always 
the case, most newspapers get 
their staff of experts together 
who analyze the teams and 
make highly educated predict- 
ions on just who will do what 
and why. Here at The 
Guardsman, things aren't any 

The staff has gotten together 
and made their predictions for 
the upcoming NCAA tourna- 
ment and the baseball season. 
Like they say at the Examiner, 
clip this out and put it on your 
refrigerator to see how we have 
made out! 

One word of advice: don't bet 
the house on these. 

NCAA Tournament 

Final Four 

Georgetown, Indiana 

Nevada Las Vegas and 

North Carolina 

OK, nothing bold about these 
predictions. These are probably 
the four best teams in the 
tourney. Here's the twist: local 
star Dean Garrett will put City 
College on the map as he plays 
the entire second half of 
Indiana's championship game 
against Nevada-Las Vegas in 
his old CCSF Rams tank top and 
leads the Hoosiers to a one point 
win by canning a three-point 
shot from half court as time 
expires. Now, that's bold! 


As for the final major league 
baseball standings, well, hang 
on to your caps, fans, it's going 
to get kind of wild. 

American League East: 1. 
Boston Red Sox, 2. Cleveland 
Indians, 3. Baltimore Orioles, 4. 
Detroit Tigers, 5. New York 
Yankees, 6. Milwaukee Brewers, 
and 7. Toronto Blue Jays. 

American League West: 1. 
Texas Rangers, 2. Kansas City 
Royals, 3. Oakland A's, 4. 
California Angels, 5. Minnesota 
TwinB, 6. Chicago White Sox, 
and 7. Seattle Mariners. 

AL East: Sox will repeat They 
will sign Clemens and then- 
pitching will prove to be 
superior. Cleveland is better, but 
not the best..yet After that, 
they could all end up in different 
spots, but the lower the Yankees 
finish, the better. 

AL West: This could be the 
division no one wins, allowing 
the East winner into the world 
series uncontested. Not one truly 
strong team among these seven 
weaklings. If the Angels had 
kept Reggie, maybe they would 
have a chance. 

National League East: 1. 
New York Mets, 2. St. Louis 
Cardinals, 3. Philadelphia 
Phillies, 4. Montreal Expos, 5. 
Chicago Cubs, and 6. Pittsburg 

National League West: 1. 
San Francisco Giants, 2. 
Houston Astros, 3. Cinncinnati 
Reds, 4. Los Angeles Dodgers, 5. 
San Diego Padres, and 6. 
Atlanta Braves. 

NL East: No one will beat the 
Mets this year. The real 
excitement in this division is at 
the bottom, where the Cubs and 
the Pirates will battle for the 
right to be called the "doormat of 
the east" all season long. The 
title will by won by the Bucs on 
the final day of the season. 

NL West: What can I say. I've 
lived here all my life and the 
Giants have always been a pipe 
dream. Not this year. The Giants 
will sit back for two-thirds of the 
season and take it all down the 
stretch as the Astros and Reds 
do the el-foldo and collapse in 
the end. 

World Series: Giants versus 
Red Sox 

Winner: Giants sweep the Sox, 
winning the last game at the 
'Stick. The fans go berserk and 
demolish Candlestick Park, 
forcing the Giants to move to 
Denver to compete in 1988. They 
never return. 

\ / 


MAR. lO-APR.!,, 

'Dial-a-Reg' is good planning 
says college official Broussal 

photo by Adrianne Marks Damron 

CCSF photogs 
in major exhibit 

"all I do all day long is shuffle 
papers. "-an unnamed ad- 

While most bureaucrats spent 
much of their reading reports, 
filing forms, attending 
conferences, and creating a 
paper flow, there are a few 
"professional paper pushers," as 
their critics call them, who 
attempt to see what the future 
could hold ten years from now. 

These administrators do more 
than plan because they have a 
vision, and they seek to actively 
participate in the change to 

One such administrator is 
Larry Broussal, dean of 
admissions and records, who is 
pressing for full use of 
technology to ease City college's 
registration process. 

Broussal's plan, though not 
invented by him, is to permit 
students to sign up for classes at 
home by a touch-tone telephone. 
Within minutes, a student can 

telephone-in their class program 
and pay by a credit card. 

"This plan would take care of 
75% of the delays," said 
Broussal. "But, students could 
still register in the traditional 
way, they would have an 

This proposal, as publicly 
outlined by Broussal, would take 
up to 10 years to implement. 

The first step calls for vision 
and planning. "You can't 
separate vision from planning. 
If your are going to do a job and 
as its outcome have something 
worthwhile and meaningful; 
you can't separate the two," said 

"When I saw students out in 
the cold, sometimes for hours, I 
swore I would do something to 
change that," said Broussal. 
"Besides, these young people 
belong in school. My proposal 
might make it easier for them to 
do that." 

By Wendy Sutton 

For the second time in the past 
four years. City College 
photography students will 
participate in a special student 
exhibit at the San Francisco 
Camerawork Gallery. 

Some 36 students from City, 
and others from San Francisco 
State University, will take part 
in the gallery's "Bay Area 
Students Project," an annual 
exhibit for the past four years. 

Mark Sloan, the assistant 
director of the gallery said, "It's 
an opportunity for students to 
show in a professional space. 
Camerawork is here to support 
the works of emerging artists, 
continuing with that philo- 
sophy, we feel that it is 
important to highlight the 
works of students." 

Silvia Ledezma, one of the 
students to be featured at the 
gallery, is excited about taking 
part in the show. 

"I'm very happy that I was 
selected for it," she said. "This is 

one of the major galleries in the 
Bay Area that handles photo- 
graphy. It's a very important 

The exhibit, at 70- 12th Street, 
continues through April 4. 

Student participants include: 
Higgins and Gretch, David 
Waldorf, Joanne Brannigan, 
Darlene Biondi, Sally Schwartz, 
Silvia Ledezma, Hinh Luong, 
Noel Eicher, Bill Checkvala, 
Joe Valenzuela, John Umphrey, 
Teena Rosen, Jan Sands, Irwin 
Taputuarai, Irina Goff, Mark 
Gilbert, Scott Hopkins, Patrick 
Lofthouse, Scott Gloubus, 
Pamela Tristan, Adrienne 
Marks-Damron, Polly Bollig, 
Betty Garland, Steve Danford, 
Mercer, Steve Skoll, Kai 
Yamadad, Maxine Cass, Susan 
Leibhaber, Maria Gilardin, 
Alan Raquel, Mati Shor, Charles 
Rhone, Tim Cambell, Letty 
Wong, and Barbara Szegedi. 

An artists' reception will be 
held Friday, March 20, from 8-11 
p.m., which is open to the public. 


points are and finds out where 
his weak points are. It's good for 
the student to find what courses 
to take." 


As for students, there opinions 

"I think it's a good idea," said 
Novia Marshal], criminology 
student. "I think it would be very 
interesting getting more 
information on teachers." She 

added new students could find 
out more about the instructors. 

Student Jason Pollack, who 
liked the idea of an evaluation of 
teachers, said, "There's no 
reason why teachers should do 
what they want without being 

However, business student Ed 
Lau disagreed. "I don't think it 
would be helpful to students or 



Jun Iwamoto, vice-chancellor 
of business didn't seem as 
downcast as one might expect. 
"We're unhappy with the 
Governor's plans," he said. 

Iwamoto added: "The district 
did get an increase of 2.7% over 
last year's budget. But, that's for 
only six months. It works out to 
1.35% for the year. That is not 

going to do it." Carl Rodgers, of 
the state's educational finance 
office, basically agreed with the 
figures Sheafer cited. "$1.9 
billion is in the ballpark," he 
said. "However, any reports that 
you heard about a $600 million 
decrease or $642 million increase 
are not correct If the districts 
were given that much, it would 
take care of all the faculty 
requests, building requests and 
maintenance requests." 

Mixed reaction to 
solution to CCSF' 

lottery as a 
fiscal woes 


By Mark Chung 

Is the money that public 
education receives from the 
California Lottery supple- 
menting state funds? It has 
been charged that funds from 
the lottery are not being used as 

"I don't think it works that 
way," said John Riordan of the 
San Francisco Community 
College District Governing 
Board. "If we get $2 million from 
the lottery, we get $2 million less 
from the state." 

"The lottery is a joke," said 
Darlene Alioto of the Academic 
Senate. "The lottery money was 
supposed to supplement what we 
are already getting, but 


vending machines through their 
Palo Alto based firm called 

"It's the convenience factor," 
Klein said. "This way, you don't 
have to worry about a drugstore 
being open, and it's something 
that is helpful to society in 

(Governor) Deukmejian is not 
using it as a supplement" 

Jun Iwamoto, San Francisco 
Community College District vice 
chancellor for business, said, 
"the lottery money is an add on 
to what we are already getting. 
The district gets more money 
from the lottery than if the 
lottery wasn't there. I think it is 
legally working as a supple- 

Iwamoto said the governor 
and legislature did reduce 
funding for public education a 
couple of years ago when the 
enrollment fees began for 
community college. 


The California Lottery, which 
began in October, 1985, had 
collected $1,769,000,000 up to 
June 30, 1986, according to 
Iwamoto. Of the lottery money 
collected, 50 percent is used for 
prizes, 34 percent is given to 
public education, and 16 percent 
is used to administrate the 

Iwamoto said that as of June 
30, 1986, $2.5 million was 
unspent by City College, but on 
July 1, it was incorporated into 

the district budget The next 
dispersement of lottery money 
will be in April . 

Community college districts 
receive about 12 percent of the 
lottery money that is given to 
public education. Allocation is 
based on average daily 


According to the California 
State Constitution, funds from 
the lottery are used "exclusively 
for the education of purpils and 
students and (that) no funds 
shall be spent for the acquisition 
of real property, construction of 
facilities, financing of research 
or any other non-instructional 

"The faculty still has 
problems with how the money is 
being spent," said Alioto. She 
said money is being used on 
(capital outlay) windows, 
ceilings, hot water tanks, and 
other "non-instructional" items. 

"The purpose or intent of 
lottery money is instructional. 
The community college 
administration and Sacramento 
has approved spending lottery 

money for items that are non- 
instructional and that is 
wrong," added Alioto. 

Vice President Juanita 
Pascual said, "money that is set 
aside for capital outlay, is not 
necessary tied to the lottery." 

She added: "Lottery money is 
being distributed for salaries, 
fringe benefits and other kinds 
of operating expenses. Those are 
instructional purposes." 


"The lottery has helped City 
College," said Pascual, "but it is 
an uncertain amount that we 
cannot count on from year to 

Added Alioto: "The prediction 
is that the lottery is down by 30 
percent which means there is 
going to be less money." 

"I would do away with the 
lottery," said Riordan. "I think 
the state should not be in the 
gambling business. I voted 
against the lottery on our school 
board. I was the only one who 
did. My views haven't changed." 

Calendar of Events 

and SININGUAL Saturday, March 
28, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Ship's Clerks 
Hall, 4 Berry Street, S.F., with MC's 
"Slit- Ric" Saunas and "Home 
Turfe" Dominique Di Prima. 
Tickets are $8 adv and $10 dr. For 
more information, call 824-7878. 


The Chess Club invites CCSF 
students to enter our 1st semi- 
annual tournament on Wed., March 
25, 1 p.m. There are prizes of $50-$30- 
$20 for lat-2nd-3rd place winners. 
There is no entre fee. Students must 
have their current Student ID card 
at the tournament Please bring 
Chess sets and clocks if you have 


Alpha Gamma Sigma is sponsoring 
a bowling tournament for students, 
faculty and friends on March 28 at 
the Park Bowl. Proceeds will go 
directly to CCSF students in the 
form of scholarships. If you are 
interested in participating, contact 
Mrs. Meehan in Science 207. 


An exhibit of artwork by the 
Department of Art's women faculty 
will continue through April 22 at the 
Art Gallery in the Visual Arts 
Building. Hours are Monday-Friday 
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


To avoid the confusion at the end of 
the semester all continuing daytime 
students who will be registering for 
the summer and fall 1987 session 

must see their counselors no later 
than March 31. Sign up for an 
appointment now in Conlan Hall 
205. All daytime students are 
required to have counseling 
program forms before they register. 


"San Francisco's Economy- A 
Modern Day Venice?" is an issue 
Roger Boas, candidate for mayor, 
will address in his lecture 
Wednesday, April 1, from noon to 1 
p.m. in Conlan Hall 101. 


The Associated Student Council will 
hold its first dance of the season 
Friday, March 27, from 7 p.m. 'til 
midnight in the Student Union 
Lower Level. For information, call 
Amy at 222-4890. 


Representatives of Mrs. Field's 
Cookies will be on campus 
Wednesday, March 25, recruiting 
assistant managers. Students who 
are interested in this position must 
attend an orientation session 8 to 9 
a.m. in Science 113. For more 
information stop by the Career 
Development and Placement Center 
in Science 127. 


The Inter-Varsity Christian 
Fellowship invites all campus clubs 
to field a team for their volleyball 
tournament and barbeque at the 
CCSF soccer field on Saturday, 
March 28. from 10-2. For more 
information, come by Student 
Union Room 213 or call Scott at 673- 

Larry Broussal 

The next step, according to 
Broussal, is communicating 
that vision. "I talk to anyone 
who will listen. Administrators, 
instructors, and students," said 

In various memos, con- 
ferences and meetings over the 
past two years, Broussal has 
tried to get others to "share my 

The third step is convincing 
people that the plan will work. 
Broussal's main argument is 
that $150,000 cost for "dial-a- 
reg" will pay off in the long run. 

"This is really an investment 
because of the return in ADA 
actual daily attendance and it's 
a non-reoccurring cost. Once it is 
installed, then you have the 
same cost every year," said 


Still, Broussal's proposal has 
had mixed reaction 

Paul downing, of Compmi 
Service, said the costs are a Ira 
concern. "The expensive parlj 
this proposal is the English U 
requirement making this syita 
cost over $150,000." 

Broussal's fourth step j 
"absolute faith in the future 
technological progress." 

He added: "I guarantee yoo,| 
you sit down with people likeS 
John or Paul Downing, and the 
say, 'it can't be done,' thatif ji 
explore it with them, they v. 
come back and say, 'yea, thiij 
what we are going to have I 

The personal benefits i 
developing long-term plans, sa 
Broussal, who will be retiri: 
this semester after 35 yearn 
service as an educator, I 
manifold. "Having thei 
challenges enables me to wot 
right up to the end fullblii 
without backing off," ui 

Debate arises over whosf 
music in the cafeteria 

By Harry Teague 

A debate has erupted between 
the broadcasting department 
and the hotel and restuarant 
department on whether City 
College's radio station should be 
piped into the cafeteria. 

In a letter to the broadcasting 
department, Robert Fike, 
manager of the cafeteria, 
requested that KCSF be played 
in the cafeteria. The letter was 
also signed by Robert Johnson, 
a student in the broadcasting 
department and student council 
members William Wirenga and 
John Schaefer. 

Fike told The Guardsman 

that "students approached me 
and asked me to put the station 
in here. I think it is a wonderful 
idea, as it will promote school 


But some staff members of the 
broadcasting department 
disagreed. For example, James 
Schow, said: "I am against 
putting a public address system 
in the cafeteria because music is 
a one-on-one relationship... 
Music is not meant to be played 
over a loud speaker to hundreds 
of people at a time. That's 

But broadcasting student 
Francine Podenski disagrees 

"My feeling is that the cafete 
is a place where students a 
hang out. This is one pis 
where students can go, i 
students should listen to a van 
of music. Our radio station tri 
to meet the needs of the mil 
different cultures that exist" 

Also at issue is the type 
music to be aired in the cafeteri 
"The average age attending th 
college is 27 and we certain 
don't want to offend any of a 
guest, so I suggested to them (t! 
broadcasting department) th 
they play more of the middle 
the road," said Fike. 

Although Fike said he hi 
never listened to KCSF, he hi 
been told it is "harder rod 
than the present radio statu 
(KLOK) being broadcast intoti 


One point all sides did agn 
upon was the need to poll tl 
students to see what type < 
music they prefer. "I suggest* 
they do a survey and get soa 
feedback on this question," «* 

Podinski agreed that a surrt 
was a good idea. "We need to da 
survey every semester of U 
students who frequent W 
cafeteria. We need to addrti 
their needs and not to roMJ 
entertain the employees in to 

by Deborah QaH 


A debate focusing on United States' 
policy in Central America will be 
held in the Student Union Lower 
Level on March 24 at noon. 
Speakers include Dr. Lee Dolson, 
former SF Supervisor, and Ken 
Butigan of The Pledge of 
Resistance. For more information, 
phone 239-3108. 


University representatives will be 
in Conlan Hall Lobby as follows: 
Dominican on March 23 from 10-1, 
SFSU on March 24 from 10-1, 
Chico/EOP on March 24 from 10-12, 
Golden Gate on March 25 from 9-1, 
U.C.L.A. on March 26 from 9-12, UC 
Davie on March 26 from 9-2, 
SFSU/EOP on March 27 from 9-1. 
SFSU March 31 from 10-12 noon. 


The Downtown Community ColW 
Center is offering a free ABJ 
awareness workshop to offer j*J 
most current medical informs * 
on the disease and allow ■ 
discussion of social, et ' 1 'S!i 
personal and family . i * 8uee w 'J2 
three-hour workshop will be off*'* 
on Monday, March 23, 7-10 p.» ■ 
room 424, 800 Mission St J* 
further information, call 239-366i 


The United Pilipino-AmencM 
Students Association will holo 
dance from 7 p.m. to nu<in£" 
Friday, April 3, in the Stud«o» 
Union Lower Level. For in** 
information, call Amy at 222-48** 

Big Protest 
in Sacramento 


Photo Feature 

page 3. 

Journalism Forum 

May 1 

Visual Arts 114 

Noon to 2 p.m. 

See You There! 

Report says community colleges 
must prepare for change 

Photo by Mauncio Florea 


)By Harry Teague 

Outlining the many chal- 
lenges Community Colleges will 
[face and their possible solutions, 
la report entitled the "California 
[Community College Reform," 
[said colleges must remain the 
l"last hope for education" for all. 

A major concern raised in the 
I report was the changing make 
[up of California's population. 
["Let us not be sanguine or 
[romantic about this future of 
[rapid change. The convergence 
[of these tendencies - both 
[demographic and economic - 
[lead to the possibility of an 
[increasingly stratisfied 
[society," the report said. 


This change in the population 

[in the next 20 years, the report 

[predicted, will include a 25% 

population increase, from 25.5 

million to 32 million, with the 

[majority of the population being 

[non-white. For example, the 

report said 52.2% of the school- 

jage children by the year 2000 

[ will be minorities. 

Also by the year 2000, 

[California will have more 

elderly citizens than any other 

state as they will account for 

[nearly one-fifth of the state's 


These population shifts will 
I put increasing pressures on the 
J Community Colleges, the report 
said, because, with a diverse 
population, the goals and 
[aspirations will be equally 
diverse. For example, more 
funds will have to be spent in 
literacy training for non- 
English speakers, and vo- 
cational training and job re- 
selling as a response to the 
| c han ging economic climate, the 
report said. 


Another major concern cited 
in the report is the "severe hiring 
crisis" in the next 15 years. With 
55% of the present faculty 
retiring, there will exist a 
"window of opportunity" to 
"significantly change the ethnic 
mix within the faculty." 

The report recommended 
"that the Board of Governors 
prepare a plan" of "affirmative 
action policies and programs, 
and monitor and publish the 
results b y the college." 

Moreover, this turnover in 
faculty will affect part-time 
instructors, about which the 
report said, "we are concerned 
about the over-reliance upon 
part-time faculty." 

One of the report's re- 
commendations to help increase 
the number of part-timers is for 
the Board of Governors to create 
a Special Instruction Fund that 
will make "significant progress 
towards improving the ratio of 
full-timer and part-time 


Another area addressed in the 
report focused on transfer 


education and "the decline in the 
numbers of students seeking to 
transfer from Community 
Colleges to the University 
systems." The report said a 
solution is to institute a "core 
curriculum," which would be 
required transfer courses. 

However, acting Vice 
Kelly disagreed with this 
proposal. "We see some real 
difficulties with the core 
curriculum. Not the least of 
which is getting an agreement to 
begin with," said Kelly. 

But Kelly said the admin- 
istration was happy that the 

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A5K m% 

Move to tighten ^ 
academic standards 

By Jerry R. Hassett 

In a move to tighten academic 
standards, City College, like the 
other 106 community colleges in 
the state, is in the process of 
reviewing its entire curriculum. 

Community collges have until 
July 1, 1988 to implement 
curriculum revisions, according 
to a mandate by the California 
Community College Board of 

In an October 9, 1986 memo 
from Laura Willson, vice 
chancellor for academic affairs, 
to community college instruc- 
tional officials, revisions in the 
academic programs are aimed 
at "establishing distinctive sets 
of standards for courses which 
may or may not be applied for 
credit towards the associate 
degree." The memo also called 
for requiring that "non-credit 
courses be approved through the 
same local curriculum review 
and approval process as 
required for credit courses." 

The action stemmed from a 
September 19, 1986 decision by 
the Board of Governors calling 
for changes in the Title V course 
standards - courses credited 
toward the associate degree. 

Of the various courses 
available through the Commu- 
nity College District, some may 
no longer be credited towards an 
assoicate degree. "We are 
looking at all our courses to see 
whether they are applicable 

toward the degree applicable, or 
not," said Interim Vice 
President for Instruction Shirley 


According to Kelly, one of the 
fundamental purposes of the 
curriculum review is to improve 
a student's writing and 
analytical skills. She said the 
curriculum revisions could 
result in many courses 
demanding more writing from 
students on tests and assign- 

"It's real clear that students 
are not writing as much as they 
should, and perhaps, as well as 
they should; and certainly not 
across the disciplines as they 
should," said Kelly. "When we 
talk to employers, and to 
business people, and we ask 
them what they want from our 
students, one of the things they 

invariably mention, is the 
ability to write." 

Added Kelly: "Essentially, 
there will be no changes in the 60 
unit requirement nor the 
graduation requirements. There 
will still be 21 unite of mandated 
classes." She said she expected 
that "a handful of courses will 
not count towards the 60 unite 
needed for an associate degree." 

Although some critics contend 
that increasing academic 
standards will push some 

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Student and faculty march 
and rally for education r 

By A.E. Mihailovsky 

More than 50 students from 
City College recently participa- 
ted in a march and rally at the 
state capitol to demand more 
money for higher education. 

The City College contingent 
was led by club presidents 
Arturo Ortega from La Raza 
Unida and Sherman Richard- 
son from the Black Student 
Union. Dr. Daniel Moreno, 
faculty advisor to La Raza 
Unida, was also present. 

Some 5,000 people represent- 
ing various colleges throughout 
the state marched peacefully for 
eight blocks led by Rev. Jessie 
Jackson, who carried a small 
boy on his shoulders. The crowd 

chanted "People united will 
never be defeated!" in English 
and Spanish. Banners identify- 
ing tire various colleges 
represented and decrying for 
more school funds were evident. 
Buttons with the slogan 
"Education is our right, not a 
privilege," were worn by many 

Participants also included 
some teachers and adminis- 

Ortega and Sherman agreed 
that this was the start of a 
statewide student movement. 
"Now is the time to get students 
involved," said Richardson. 

Added Ortega: "We have to 
bring students together." 


Rev. Jessie Jackson and 
Speaker of the House Willie 
Brown were featured rally 

Jackson called for, "a new 
course, a new coalition, a new 
leadership," which he said will 
be laid down by "educating our 

According to Jackson it is 
cheaper to send a person to 
college for four years, than to 
prison. He reminded the crowd 
that education is cost efficient 
and that people should all join 
together and demand education 
for all of America's children. 


The OMI: community striving for a better tomorrow 

By Grace D'Anca 

City planners and tour 
books tell you that the Ocean 
View, Merced and Ingleside 
districts have merged 
together for planning and 
political purposes. Residents 
tell you that, despite different 
names for particular config- 
urations of housing, the 
character of the community, 
which the "homies" call OMI, 
is vibrant throughout the 
overlapping districts. 

Housing in the OMI, 
located between City College 
and San Francisco State 
University, is a mix of turn of 
the century cottages, 20 , s and 
30's stucco bungalows, and an 
abundance of 50's row houses 
in the southwest portion of the 

The architectural diversity 
and weather factors created 
by location on the hills or in 
the valleys warrants notice, 
but it's the people that are the 
outstanding feature of the 

Photo by Mauncio Flares. 

• I<«li. ma, Trenise. -Jacinlii, Atajinae and Monique playing with 
each other in their front yard. 

Residents express tremen- 
dous pride in their community 
being truly integrated. They 
share a deep concern for the 
serious drug, unemployment 
and housing problems. While 
they may differ on the causes 
of some of these problems, 
they are dedicated to working 
together to find solutions 
through the many churches 
and community organiza- 


According to John Kaho, 
the OMI has been u 
predominantly Black neigh- 
borhood since World War II 
which was followed by a spurt 
of housing construction there. 
Blacks who moved to the OMI 
at this time were some of the 
first to buy property in the 

Kaho, associate director of 
Westsid* 1 Community Mental 
Health Services, and his 
family have lived in the OMI 
since 1979. As a teenager 
growing up in the Sunset 
district during the '50's, he 
recalls having to consult a 
map to get to a new friend's 
house in the little known OMI. 

According to the Coro 
Foundation's District 
Handbook, Merced Heights 
was one of the few neighbor- 
hoods which did not have a 
racial covenant disallowing 
the sale of property to Blacks 
or Asians. 

This resulted in some block- 
busting during the 50's, says 
Donnetter Lane, a 29 year 
resident of the OMI who was 
described by her pa6tor, 
Roland Gordon of Ingleside 
Presbyterian Church, as a 
pillar of the community. At 
this time profiteers induced 
property owners to sell hastily 
at a loss by threatening that 
'new minority ownership 
■would decrease property 
Values, then resold at inflated 

"They ran out white folks," 
says Lane. 

According to a 1979 Coro 
Foundation study, OMI 
residents are 63% Black, 22% 
White, 10% Latin, and 3% 
Filipino. Although Blacks are 
the largest OMI population, 
there is a growing Asian and 
Hispanic population. The 
OMI is «1f.o predominantly 


Keeping the young people 
in the community is of 
primary concern to OMI 
residents. Built up in the 50's 
by strong families who 
wanted the best for their 
children, older residents are 
now seeing those children as 
young adults being forced out 
of the community. Diminish- 
ing occupational resources 
and the economy keep many 
of these young adults from 
being able to rent or buy in 
their own neighborhood. 

P/lOt" b,\ Millirtt in I- : 

Ocean Ave. has a variety of businesses that makes Ingleside a 
convenient place to live. 

"We want to keep young 
people from going to Vallejo," 
says Larry Ukali Johnson 
Redd, 3 1 , an intermittent OM I 
resident since his childhood, 
who is active in a number of 
the neighborhood's leading 
community organizations. 

According to Redd, the OMI 
sees the proposed housing on 
South Balboa Reservoir as a 
much needed opportunity to 
keep the community intact. 
Residents who bought during 
the 50's are not selling and are 
actively involved in working 
against gentrification, which 
some speculate may parallel 
the development of Stones- 

"It won't be the suburban 
neighborhood that it once 
was," says Lane. "More 
houses go into every open 
space. More housing is good. 
It's better than in-laws." 

Appalled by what she 
regards as greed behind 
housing inflation, Lane says 
she would like to see her house 
a young family from the 
community when the time 


Serious problems in the 
OMI often times summons the 
strength of the community. 

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APRIL 23-MAY 6, 

How are your thoughts? 

Today I wondered how would I reply if instead of saying "How 
are you today?" somebody had asked me "How are your thoughts 
today?" Meaning, what have you been thinking? not reading not 
studying, but THINKING. 

How many of the thoughts that went through your mind today 
were really your own? Not somebody else's opinion, not a cross of 
something you heard on the radio and read in the newspaper, but a 

The idea made me wonder. How many thoughts could have 
crossed my mind if I hadn't placed my ear-phones around my 
head all morning listening to rock music? How many more thoughts 
did I miss this afternoon driving home with my radio at full blast? 
And how many others didn't have a chance to be formulated at 
night because I sat for hours watching television? 

What kind of thoughts could they have been? Could they have 
made any difference in my life? in the lives of other people? in the 
world we live in? Could my thoughts have encouraged someone*' 
give somebody a lift? change anything that needed changing in 
anyway? Could they have made any difference in the way somebody 
views the world? In the manner we treat one another? in my 
understanding of somebody else? Perhaps, but since I never heard 
them, I will never know. 

I did not like the realization that by refusing to think I had 
assimilated somebody else's thoughts, accepted somebody else's 
opinion, and now believed somebody else's version of the truth. The 
thought bothered me, but it was my very first original thought and I 
welcomed it. Perhaps.. .it was the first of many more to come. I 
decided that tomorrow, I will try thinking again, and perhaps I will 
even ask a friend, "How are your thoughts today?" 

—Iride Gadon 

Noisy library 

Dear Editor: 

The City College library isn't the 
greatest, no one will deny that, and 
periodically The Guardsman 
editorizalizes on the need for a new 

But realistically, we're not going 
to get one during our tenure as 
students. We have to make the beet 
of the one we have. 

The biggest problem with the 
library is noise. It's certainly the 
noisiest one I've been in and because 
of that it is an obnoxious place to 
study. Moreover, the librarians 
seem either unwilling or unable to 
enforce silence. 

I believe we need proctors to 
enforce silence, The library has a 
large staff of work study students 
and some of them should be detailed 
as student proctors. 

The student proctors would patrol 
the library and remind those who 
talked, or even whispered, of their 
obligation to be silent. In the case of 
anyone who insisted on talking, the 
proctor would summon the 
librarian, who would eject the 

The main problem with our 
library is conversational noise and 
the use of student proctors would 
help solve that problem. 

So, I wish everyone a quiet place 
to study. 

Andy Davis 

Hot lady Galloway 

Dear Editor: 

Thank you for one of the best- 
written articles on KC8F and the 
hot lady P.D. Dana Galloway. 

I am a past member of that motley 
mob of talented disc jockeys, and I 
have know Dana for over two years. 
When she first stepped into KCSF, 
she watched, listened, poked her 
nose into everyone's business, and 
created marvelous, joyful havoc. 

Dana Galloway is one of the 
neatest, craziest friends anyone 
would love to have. Thanks again 
Guardsman for recognizing such 
hot talent 

Carolyn Bergman 

The truth on Alberto 

Dear Editor: 

While your article on Alberto 
Lopez was flamboyant and made 
City College sound like it haB a 
world-wide track program, it was 
far from the truth. 

The truth is, I went down to 
Guatemala to put on track clinics for 
the State Department. 

During this time, Alberto Lopez 
approached me about coming to San 
Francisco to attend school. Alberto 
explained he had an aunt and an 
uncle living in San Francisco that 
he could stay with if he could get 
into City College. I told him I would 
help him in anyway that I could. 
Alberto has done the rest. He is an 
intelligent and determined young 

I've spent the last three years 
trying to develop a men's and 
women's track program at City 
College that is accepted and 
supported by the administration, 
faculty, students and the 
community. Articles like the oneyou 
wrote on Alberto Lopez makes it 
sound like I exploit the student/ 
athlete. Quite the contrary! Ask any 
of the track and field athletes at City 

Ken Grace 

Women's Track Coach 

Democratize education 

Dear Editor: 

In his article "Democratizing The 
Common Schools To A Multicul- 
tural Society (1984)," Asa Hilliard 
maintains that education within a 
democracy must remain accessible 
to all citizens regardless of race, 
class, sex, or language. 

The recent state budget cutbacks 
(belt-tightening) in education 
threaten(s) to limit access to 
education to all but a few citizens. 

The participation of a contingent 
of students, parents, faculty and 
board members representing the 
San Francisco Community College 
District in the "March on 
Sacramento for Education," 
demanding that state budget cuts be 
rescinded, convinces this observer 
that the democratization of 
education continues to be the goal of 
all concerned about the future. 

Michael Roosevelt 
CCSF Faculty 

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Sister school not the answer to an apathetic 
student body 

By Mark Mazzaferro 

In a recent Guardsman 
article, Chancellor Hilary Hsu 
suggested that adopting a high 
school (in this case, Balboa 
High) would be a sure way for 
getting the student body 
involved in something and thus 
help decrease the apathy that 
plagues our campus. Unfor- 
tunately, this idea has some 
serious flaws. 

First of all, Hsu has obviously 
failed to ask any students on the 
campus about the idea. 
Recently, he was overheard 
discussing the idea with a 
retired City instructor. And, 
while both agreed it was a good 
idea, they failed to ask the 
students in the room what were 
their opinions on the subject. 
Students, who would have to 
carry out the edict (if it was 
approved), have yet to be 

Secondly, and most impor- 
tantly, the whole problem with 
City College doesn't lie in the 
belief that the students need 
more activities or a "sister 
school." It's a marketing 

Some recent studies have 
shown that the majority of the 
campus population is here to 
either take a few classes with no 
goal in mind, or to learn a new 
skill and get a new or bettor job, 
or use the school as a stepping 
stone to a four-year institution. 

These are important times for 
many people on the campus and 
should at the same time be 
approached as a time to enjoy 
the last few years (or in the case 
of some months) of "freedom" 
before entering the real world of 
job hunting and making it on 
one's own. 

Unfortunately, a student who 
enters this campus is not greeted 
with that feeling or atmosphere. 
Instead, one is met head on by a 
disinterested student body, 
ineffective student government, 
facilities that at best are in need 
of some serious repairs, and the 
feeling that no matter what gets 
said, very little will get done. 

Take the Student Union, as an 
example of the school's 
approach to the students. There 
it sits like a white elephant at the 
local church bazaar, waiting for 
someone to do something with it. 
In the meantime, students are 
given the same old story - 
there's no money to do anything 
to make the Student Union more 

Then there's the battle over 
the South Reservoir. Here is a 
tremendous opportunity for the 
community college district and 
the city of San Francisco to 
really engage in a project that 
can provide nothing but long 
term benefits to many students, 
especially after a new, larger 
library, a new bookstore, and 
maybe even a swimming pool is 
built on the land. 

Instead, there will just be more 
delays and battles over what to 
do with an empty hole in the 
ground. Meanwhile, the 
"powers that be" continue to try 
and find reasons and excuses as 
to why the student body is so 
apathetic (or how about just 
pathetic) compared to other 

What needs to be done is 
obvious^ The positive aspects of 
the campus have to be 
highlighted. There has to be a 
concerted effort on the part of 
the faculty, staff and governing 
body of the community college 
district to show the current 
student body (and those yet to 
come) that there is a genuine 
concern for the students; that 
the student's best interest is at 
heart; and that the campus is the 
best it can be. 

Most students are only on this 
campus for two years. They 
come and they go. But, the 
administrators have to work 
here every day. It is up to them to 
face this challenge and take 
whatever steps are necessary to 
insure that the reputation of 
City College and its present 
physical condition suffers no 

Students can help, but the 
administrators have to take the 
first step to get things in motion. 

Small voices] 
go unheard^ 

By Jim De Gregorio 

Here is a story th at should J 
at the heart strings of ony 
readers out there. This is; 
about apathy, lack of cone 
those that run this campu«] 
a general attitude of | 
nothingness" on their pari] 

This is a story about a i 
who we shall call Al. 

Al lives in the south 
exactly where is not impost] 
What is important is thej 
that Al is a City Colleges 
who feels that he has 
wronged and there is nobom 
there who can sympathize 


Al took a class in] 
photography/film depa 
last semester. He receiv 
grade that was unfair dmi 
fact that the grade was ba 
a test that Al took. Al stab 
the test answers were the 
given to him by the 
assigned in class, he feeslt 
the test, the answers, and! 
book are all false. 

Al complained. 

First, he went to the pretid 
of the college, who them 
him to a Mr. Dick Haul 
member of the Photo 
ment. Ham then told Al toi 
down on paper what hie l_ 
the story was, which he Hid. . 
mailed the letter to Ham i 
turned the letter over to . 
Linda Squires, who thentj 
the letter over to Bob Vest, 
was the photo department! 
at the time. 

Al felt that the administ 
was dragging its feet in 
whole incident. Said Al: "Ii 
shocked at the level of 
nothingness' exhibited here"] 

Al and the members of I 
administration met on the I 
of March, whereupon, 
administration questioned 
subcommittee, and rew 
mended to the president oft 
college that the final grade j 
to Al be upheld. 

"Having made its recoil 
dation, the committee now) 
nothing further to do with j 
petition. Any queries you hi 
should be directed to 
President," wrote Jan 
Cagnacci, secretary of 
Student Grade and File Rev 
Committee, in a letter to AL 

Now, the only way the i 
can be changed is if Al gets* 
his knees and begs the preaid 
to appeal the recommends 
put forth by the Revif 

Odds are that Al has 
snowball's chance in hell 
getting the president to do aft I 

Campus Query 

In your lifetime, do you believe there 
will be a Third World War? 


photos by Mark Bartho 

Beverly Harrison, 18 

"No, not in my lifetime. I do 
believe there will be a Third 
World War after I am dead and 

John Glass, 18, 
Political Science 

"If there is going to be one, it will 
be a malfunction of some kind. I 
don't think ther